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.
With utility industry groups pressuring the EPA to change regulations on coal ash facility maintenance and cleanup, environmental activists in the Southeast worry that companies won’t be required to take responsibility for long-term monitoring of coal ash ponds and landfills.
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.
A bill in the North Carolina legislature backed by Duke Energy could slow the state’s solar boom to a crawl, advocates warn.
North Carolina-based Strata Solar is diving into Virginia’s blossoming utility-scale market with a significant hiring goal and a twist: they’re striving to fill about 125 of the 400 job openings with military veterans.
As environmental groups look to the courts to defend clean energy policy under a presidential administration hostile to regulations and climate commitments, a Southeast advocacy group may provide a template.
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.