With a key deadline two weeks away, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper still has not designated a state agency to accept Volkswagen settlement funds – a crucial step toward deploying $92 million to clean up heavy-duty vehicles and build out electric car charging infrastructure in the state.
In the latest chapter in a years-long controversy, the North Carolina General Assembly has moved a step closer to a controversial suite of maps that could determine the future of wind energy in the state.
A recent forum in North Carolina explored ways the state’s military facilities can be incubators for advanced grid technology.
Two high-profile setbacks dealt to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline by Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration are not necessarily a sign the project is in trouble.
Unless the legislature confirms two appointments to the seven-member North Carolina Utilities Commission this week, advocates say the regulatory body could be short-handed as it considers Duke Energy’s bid to hike residential rates by 16.7 percent.
A little-known item on home electricity bills in North Carolina could get a big increase as part of Duke Energy’s rate case – a move advocates say will hurt low-income communities and hamper clean energy.
A controversy with reverberations across the Atlantic Ocean is brewing in Hamlet, North Carolina – a literal hamlet 120 miles northwest of Wilmington – where a new wood-pellet facility is already in the initial stages of construction.
Faced with a Monday deadline and a lopsided number of public comments opposing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration has delayed until mid-December its decision on whether to permit the controversial project.
A new study finds that less than a third of 1 percent of North Carolina’s 4.75 million acres of cropland now houses solar panels – belying criticisms that large-scale solar arrays are threatening the state’s traditional farms.
As large-scale solar projects have proliferated across North Carolina, some critics have pushed back with a surprising critique: photovoltaic panels, while beloved by environmental advocates, are a danger to public health. A recent white paper unequivocally dismisses these concerns.