Posts tagged “Wind power”

July 28

Wind farm delay doesn't stop Cooper from signing solar bill

Solar energy      Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday signed into law a measure that overhauls the state's solar energy policy, despite an 18-month moratorium on new wind farm projects that lawmakers tacked onto the plan.

July 17

Premium Lock In NC energy bill, governor faces dilemma with wind farm pause

Energy legislation on North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's desk presents him with a decision that could force him to choose between buttressing the state's bright solar industry and nurturing its nascent wind power business.

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June 30

Premium Lock General Assembly passes solar bill, but wind power suffers

Solar at SAS A compromise bill to overhaul solar policy in North Carolina is on its way to the governor. But critics say wind energy paid too high a price for the deal.

Updated June 29

Premium Lock Four-year wind energy moratorium blows through NC Senate

The N.C. Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would stop all wind energy projects in the state for four years, despite an impassioned plea from the senator whose district will pay a steep price for the moratorium.

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June 28

Premium Lock NC solar bill clouded by Senate changes

Solar energy      An ambitious attempt to rewrite state laws to expand the solar industry and lower its cost may be in trouble after Senate leaders made big changes to the carefully negotiated deal.

Updated June 5

Premium Lock Don't forget: Triangle Smart Cities summit set for June 6

Green energy North Carolina State University and the City of Raleigh are hosting the first Triangle Smart Cities Summit June 6 at the Hunt Library on NC State's Centennial Campus. The event will bring together local city, industry, and academic leaders to share ideas aimed at making our region a smarter and more connected community.

March 17

Premium Lock Feds award first lease for NC offshore windfarm

Avangrid Renewables, which already operates the first commercial windfarm in eastern North Carolina for Amazon, lands a lease for 122,000 acres off Kitty Hawk.

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Updated January 19

Premium Lock Feds move ahead with plans for huge 'wind farm' off Kitty Hawk

The federal government is moving ahead with plans to lease nearly 200 square miles of ocean off the Outer Banks for a commercial wind farm.

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Updated December 6, 2016

Premium Lock How, why Google will run 100% on renewables by 2017

Editor's note: Urs Holzle, Google Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure, spells out in detail how Google plans to run on 100 percent renewable energy in 2017, including its huge data center in Lenoir, N.C.

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Updated December 6, 2016

Premium Lock Green energy: Google hits renewable goal; first offshore wind farm nears launch

Google says it is hitting its use of renewable energy goal on the same day that the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. nears operational status. These reports have N.C. impact. Google and Apple both operate data centers in North Carolina, and the state is considered a prime candidate for wind power. Here's a wrapup on the latest developments.

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Updated December 6, 2016

Premium Lock Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster names executive director

Susan Sanford is the new executive director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, replacing Jennifer Bosser who recently resigned.

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October 31, 2016

Premium Lock Payments promised Vermont town residents if voters OK wind project

Vermont Wind Power Vote Political style yard-signs with the giant word "NO" over the image of a wind turbine pop up on roads leading into the southern Vermont town of Grafton, evidence that yet another community in the state is debating whether to become home to an industrial wind farm.

Updated August 17, 2016

Premium Lock Feds shop off Outer Banks to build wind farms as industry takes root

The Obama Administration is inviting companies to bid for the right to build wind energy turbines off North Carolina's Outer Banks as the nation's first offshore wind farm prepares to go online. Plus: A construction site update from Deepwater Wind's project.

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April 15, 2016

Premium Lock Obama backs cable box choice; techies vs. feds again; wind power sets record; police target 'inciting' websites

Bulldog In today's Bulldog roundup of technology news: President Obama throws his weight behind more choices for cable boxes; Microsoft's suit is latest from tech industry against government about privacy; wind power sets a record; and police are monitoring hundreds of websites in Europe after terror attacks.

April 5, 2016

Premium Lock Tourists want discounts if 'wind farms' built near NC coast

Off-shore wind farms might produce electricity with less carbon footprint than other types of power generation, but if those towers are built close to North Carolina beaches, there will be an adverse economic impact. Vacation house renters either won't come back or will demand big discounts, NCSU reports in a new study.

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January 28, 2016

Premium Lock NC's top environmental officer pushes restrictions on solar farms

Critics of solar are trying to rein in the industry by rewriting state laws, and the head of the state Department of Environmental Quality is leading the charge, pushing the state Energy Policy Council to recommend some major changes.

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Updated January 26, 2016

Premium Lock Clean energy industry in NC adds 3K jobs, hits $7B in revenue

Jobs  Despite the expiration of North Carolina's renewable energy tax credit last year, the clean energy industry in the state experienced tremendous growth, with double-digit gains over 2014 in both jobs and revenue.

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