Sixty-year-old Philip Stoddard, the mayor of South Miami and a full-time biology professor at Florida International University, spoke with Southeast Energy News about how and why he became a mayor, how he marshals science to pass successful legislation supporting renewable and green energy, and what he sees for the future of climate-vulnerable cities like South Miami.
West Jefferson is among the first communities to benefit from an effort by North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives to lure electric-vehicle drivers off the beaten path to remote and scenic areas they might have otherwise avoided out of range anxiety.
A recap of the most-read stories from 2017.
North Carolina officials voted to roll back changes to the state’s building code last week in response to opposition from the state’s homebuilders association.
As much as $5.6 billion in solar investments and nearly 15,000 jobs in four Southeast states would be at risk if President Trump places tariffs on imported solar panels, according to an industry analysis.
President Donald Trump’s choice to head a federal coal mine regulator, like more than one of his nominees, is a vocal critic of the very agency he’s being asked to lead.
While training opportunities abound for installers, a series of workshops in three southern cities aims to bring architects and other design professionals up to speed on solar.
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.
A new plan seeks to promote solar installations in an effort to help revive southwest Virginia’s economy.