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.
‘Fingers crossed’ for strong turnout against offshore drilling at last-minute North Carolina hearings
Starting tonight in Wilmington, Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration is hosting three public hearings this week on President Trump’s tentative plans to allow drilling off the North Carolina coast.
Despite support from the governor, advocates say that in the face of a hostile state Senate, the fate of North Carolina’s wind industry after January 2019 is far from certain.
An area that was cherished by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s father is a key battleground in the fight over the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
A little-discussed section of North Carolina’s energy bill directs Duke Energy, which has advocated lower payments to solar owners in the past, to recommend new net metering rates for approval by state regulators.