Land-based wind power projects in Beaufort and Pasquotank counties are still in the works, despite considerable challenges that have raised doubts about their future.
N.C. opponents of lifting a ban on uranium mining in neighboring Virginia have high hopes that the proposal has perished on the political vine, but they’re still wary of backdoor maneuvers that could lead to mining.
A state legislative commission yesterday sent a letter to Virginia’s governor expressing “significant concern” about the possible adverse effects uranium mining in the Roanoke River Basin could have in North Carolina.
In a significant first step toward developing wind energy off the N.C. coast, the federal government yesterday asked for project proposals for three offshore areas, one off the Outer Banks and two near Wilmington.
While Virginia ponders mining uranium, residents along the Roanoke River, state officials and legislators worry about the consequences for North Carolina.
The newest commercial-scale solar project near Bath will power about 2,000 homes and pump $20 million into the local economy.
Aside from being a good tongue twister, that’s the $70 million question that has yet to be answered after the N.C. Railroad Co. declined to financially back a pellet storage facility at the state port in Morehead City.
The N.C. Coastal Federation and an advocacy group in Carteret County are pushing the N.C. State Ports Authority to adhere to state law and do an environmental review of its plans to ship wood pellets from the port in Morehead City to European power plants.
A small wind tower astride N.C. State’s Center for Marine and Science Technology in Morehead City may be a beacon for small-scale renewable energy along the coast.
Someone will have to install those solar panels and tend to those wind farms. Several community colleges along the N.C. coast offer courses to teach the skills needed by alternative energy companies.
Solar panels are sprouting up all over Camp Lejeune. You can see them in fields, covering parking lots and on the roofs of new base housing, which are far “greener” than most houses outside the gate.
The potential contaminants from any uranium mining in the Roanoke River basin in Virginia could have effects far downstream as the river flows on to the N.C. coast.
North Carolinians should pay attention to the ongoing debate in Virginia about uranium mining. Yes, the stuff they make bombs out of. One of the possible mine sites is just across the Va. border in the Roanoke River basin.
The developers of a controversial wind farm in Beaufort County say they intend to follow the new federal standards to protect migrating waterfowl.
Some of the same groups and people who successfully fought Navy plans for a jet landing field now worry about a proposed wind farm amid migrating waterfowl.
This port town in Carteret County is uniquely situated near prime offshore sites to take advantage of any wind-energy boom off the N.C. coast.