This committee has broad oversight authority over public utilities and energy, including the confirmation of Commissioners and Executive Director of the NC Utilities Commission, energy efficiency and conservation, electricity load control, and electricity rates.
This committee oversees legislation relating to renewable energy facility siting. As an environmental committee, it also has broad oversight authority over environmental legislation, including permitting, wetlands mitigation, emergency management, regional water supply, and water rights.
This committee deals with wind and other renewable energy facility permitting. It also has broad oversight over agriculture, environment, and natural resources matters, including regional water supply; landfill permitting and planning; water and sewage; environmental permitting; hunting; forest; grain; wildlife; animals; and emergency management.