UPDATED: A renewable energy organization is airing TV ads thanking 23 state lawmakers for blocking an effort this session to repeal renewable energy mandates.
The roughly campaign is paid for by the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association, a renewable trade group promoting solar, wind and other "green" energy initiatives. No cost was available. It is running 140 TV spots that will air for two weeks in coordination with a three-week online ad campaign, according to Lowell Sachs, a spokesman.