A North Carolina bill’s “green source rider” program – which facilitates the purchase of clean energy from a third party — could leave large, intensive electricity users like Google and the University of North Carolina still searching for answers.
A bill breezing through the North Carolina legislature promises to end a high-profile standoff between the solar industry and Duke Energy, but critics say it gives the utility too much control.
Volkswagen settlement funds are expected to bring new charging stations to the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area; while language in the legislature could impact electric adoption in other sectors.
No new wind farms would be allowed in North Carolina until at least 2021, according to a provision tucked into budget legislation by Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown (R-Onslow) and approved last week by the GOP-led state Senate.
The Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast is organizing businesses, advocates and local governments to put up a fight against President Donald Trump’s recent executive order opening the region to offshore oil and gas drilling.
A bill in the North Carolina legislature backed by Duke Energy could slow the state’s solar boom to a crawl, advocates warn.
Three North Carolina Republicans are sponsoring a bill to streamline wind energy development, challenging an effort by others in their party to impose further restrictions.
Duke Energy got the official go-ahead Thursday for a renewable energy project that’s drawing praise from some of its most frequent critics.
In the latest twist on the controversial power plant Duke University proposed last spring, an influential group of students, faculty and staff says it should be fueled from methane captured from hog waste, not natural gas.
Unless North Carolina enacts aggressive renewable energy goals like those in other Atlantic Coast states, experts say the state’s first offshore wind farm is still a decade or more away.