Officials along North Carolina’s southern coast say the federal government has yet to address their concerns over the distance of proposed offshore wind turbines.
The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners is expected Monday to consider a resolution opposing offshore wind turbines less than 24 miles from shore, taking its cue from oceanfront towns.
Investing in solar power along with energy storage capacity can overcome challenges that skeptics cite as renewable energy’s limitations in meeting demand.
CPI will shut down its polluting power plant near Southport by March 31, 2021, according to a draft agreement between the company and DEQ’s Division of Air Quality.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has confirmed that the Trump administration’s 10-year moratorium on offshore energy leasing includes renewable energy.
While the president has yet to confirm Sen. Tillis’ announcement that North Carolina had been added to a moratorium on offshore drilling, permits for seismic exploration appear to be moving forward.
An economy powered by renewable-based, more secure grid will be more resilient and provide new economic opportunity, according to a group of clean energy entrepreneurs.
Environmental advocates say the 10th anniversary of the the largest oil disaster in U.S. history serves as a warning against the Trump administration’s push to drill off the East Coast, but industry folks say safety has improved.
In a win for concerned area residents, CPI USA North Carolina is subject to new restrictions and monitoring and reporting requirements as conditions for renewing the national discharge permits for the company’s small power plant in Brunswick County.
Donald Trump’s proposal to “modernize” the National Environmental Policy Act would fast-track the permitting process for infrastructure, including oil drilling off the N.C. coast.
Onshore infrastructure needed to support offshore drilling would also pose a substantial threat to the environment, according to a study released this week by Environment North Carolina.
Southport residents are demanding the Department of Environmental Quality increase its regulation of the CPI USA North Carolina power plant near their homes.
Duke University researcher Avner Vengosh says the Trump administration’s proposed rewrite of coal ash disposal rules shifts the burden from utilities to the public.
A small power plant in Brunswick County is up for renewal of its five-year permit to discharge pollutants into waters just off Caswell Beach.
WesternGeco, a company that conducts seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas, has filed an appeal of the state’s recent permit denial to the U.S. Commerce Secretary.
Elected officials on the N.C. coast are turning toward the state’s interior and shifting attitudes there as signs of increasing support in the ongoing fight against offshore drilling.