A recent symposium at Carteret Community College explored the challenges and opportunities associated with the expansion of the renewable energy industry along the North Carolina coast.
Onslow home to NC’s largest battery energy storage system
The largest battery energy storage system in the state is in Onslow County and will operate alongside an existing solar facility on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Duke Energy announced Thursday.
Open houses set on Kitty Hawk offshore wind project
Avangrid Renewables will host informational open houses in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Havelock and Morehead City.
State awards rebates for new electric vehicle chargers
Several thousand of the $172,000 in new rebates to help fund more instillations of electric vehicle chargers has gone to projects in coastal communities.
Public can weigh in on Cooper’s clean trucks mandate
The Department of Environmental Quality is hosting two webinars Wednesday to get public input on the governor’s directive to create an Advanced Clean Trucks program.
Renewable ocean energy topic of next Science on the Sound
Dr. Mike Muglia is scheduled to present at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 his research, “Renewable Ocean Energy Developments: Concepts to Kites” during the monthly, in-person, lecture series on the ECU Outer Banks Campus on Wanchese.
Cooper appoints Peter Ledford as clean energy director
Ledford most recently served as general counsel and director of policy at the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association where he has served in various capacities since 2014.
NC, UK sign deal to transition to clean energy economy
Gov. Roy Cooper and the United Kingdom’s Minister for International Trade Penny Mordaunt have signed an agreement to accelerate growth in technologies such as electric vehicles and offshore wind and eliminate trade barriers.
Summit on responsible offshore wind development set
Registration is open for the North Carolina Wind and Wildlife Solutions Summit to take place July 19 in Wilmington.
BOEM seeks comment on draft fisheries mitigation strategy
BOEM is accepting comment on the draft guidance until Aug. 22.
NC Supreme Court rules for homeowners in solar panel case
The ruling could benefit homeowners statewide who want to install solar panels on their homes but are restricted by rules set by a homeowners association.
Duke Energy files proposed clean energy plan
Duke Energy has submitted a draft proposal to the North Carolina Utilities Commission detailing how the Charlotte-based company intends to meet state-mandated clean energy goals.
Plan would fund clean energy, hog farm buyouts, resilience
The governor’s proposed $29.3 billion 2022-23 budget funds offshore wind industry infrastructure, buyouts of hog farms in floodplains, forest preservation and management, and expansion of climate resiliency programs.
Hand in hand, advocacy groups to regroup for clean energy
Various coastal North Carolina nonprofits are organizing Hands Across the Sand events Saturday as part of the national movement to raise awareness of clean energy alternatives.
Butts named NC director, Conservatives for Clean Energy
As state director, Butts leads the nonprofit organization’s efforts across North Carolina and its policy push in state government.
NC holds tools for clean economy with resulting benefits
The Environmental Defense Fund’s Michelle Allen writes that solutions are available for the transportation and power sectors to help North Carolina meet its climate goals, bolster the economy and reduce air pollution.