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Developer pushes back against proposed wind ban in North Carolina

WIND: A developer pushes back against a proposed North Carolina Senate bill, saying it indiscriminately prohibits the location of wind turbines. (Raleigh News & Observer)

ALSO:
• A spokesman for the Pentagon said it has not been consulted about a North Carolina bill that would prohibit turbines in military flight paths. (Coastal Review Online)
• Local residents launch a petition drive to relocate a 240-acre wind farm proposed in Chesapeake, Virginia. (The Virginian-Pilot)

PIPELINES: In a letter to federal regulators, the Sierra Club details potential harm to consumers and competition stemming from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Augusta Free Press)

EFFICIENCY:
• A new home in Arlington, Virginia is designed to be energy-neutral. (The Washington Post)
• As the new owner of Virginia-based Opower, Oracle maps its plans to integrate their operations. (Greentech Media)
• An exercise at Virginia Tech spotlights how much energy it could cut in a one-hour time frame. (WDBJ)
• An Alabama business charity awards $76,000 in grants for nonprofits to share with their clients. (Alabama Newscenter)

SOLAR: The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is set to host a $5 million research lab. (KLFY)

EDUCATION: A summer camp in East Tennessee works to interest middle-school girls in energy and other fields. (Tennessee Today)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The “Clean Energy Roadshow” spotlights EVs and other alternative energy vehicles for residents in Savannah, Georgia. (Savannah Morning News) 

WEST VIRGINIA: Coal and other business leaders claim EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is unwilling to alter the agency’s regulations. (West Virginia Record)

COMMENTARY:
Bills in the North Carolina House and Senate would deliver a knockout punch for solar and wind power development there. (Greensboro News & Record)
• Coal’s downturn compels West Virginia to reassess every part of state spending. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

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