As a high-profile hearing over Duke Energy’s proposed rate hike in North Carolina continues, an expert witness for anti-poverty and environmental groups said the utility’s own data prove it should lower – not raise – the flat monthly fee it levies on residential customers.
Thirty-five years after the birth of the environmental justice movement, advocates say regulators and developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are falling short in their obligations to tribes and other communities of color.
For the fourth time, the administration of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has asked developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for more information, possibly pushing a final decision on the controversial natural gas project into 2018.
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.