Updated February 9, 2012
A science panel advising Gov. Beverly Perdue on offshore energy development says oil and gas drilling is unlikely in waters within North Carolina's authority, but the coast has some of the best East Coast locations for wind power.
Green areas are possible offshore wind power lease sites
January 12, 2012
U.S. leads the way with solar power investments surging 36 percent. Spending in the U.S. rose by a third to $55.9 billion, surpassing the 1 percent gain in China to $47.4 billion.
January 2, 2012
December 15, 2011
Iberdrola Renewables says construction won't begin because there are no agreements to buy electricity from its Desert Wind Energy project near Elizabeth City. The company no longer expects to meet its earlier completion target next year.
September 8, 2011
The Department of Energy put the two companies' projects among 41 it is backing across 20 states.
Updated June 22, 2011
According to a new report from the NC Sustainable Energy Association, the state also is the site of more than 1,800 renewable energy system projects with nearly 3 megawatts of generating capacity. That's enough for more than 561,000 homes.
June 15, 2011
The 20,000-acre project will provide power for 75,000 homes,
Updated May 20, 2011
Opinion: If you're looking for answers to some our state's daunting problems, just look up. Solar power has the potential to create thousands of new jobs in North Carolina while delivering safe and affordable electricity.
May 4, 2011
The North Carolina Utilities Commission approved Atlantic Wind's (AW) application to build a commercial-scale wind farm in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties on Tuesday.
April 5, 2011
A company wants to construct as many as 150 turbine towers near Elizabeth City.
January 27, 2011
NCSU researchers will focus on development of a substation that doesn't have a transformer and links renewable energy sources directly to power grid.
Updated December 1, 2010
National Wildlife Federation report says initial proposals for projects off Atlantic Coast, including North Carolina, could provide enough power for 1.5 million homes.
NWF wants more wind power.
Updated December 1, 2010
A report from the National Wildlife Federation says North Carolina has "great potential" as a source for offshore wind power.
December 1, 2010
Analysis firm R.W. Baird says most startups will exit through acquisitions, not stock offerings.
October 19, 2010
Saertex receives $110,000 state grant to expand its plant in Mecklenburg County.
Updated October 12, 2010
"We believe in investing in projects that make good business sense and further the development of renewable energy," Google exec says.
Updated August 19, 2010
Instead, the focus shifts to a potential “large-scale” offshore development project
July 2, 2010
New report says investments in first six months of the year set a record at $4.04 billion.
June 29, 2010
The Raleigh-based utility is matching a $300,000 federal energy grant to help fund the $1 million project. Duke Energy is already working with UNC on a pilot project in Pamlico Sound.
June 10, 2010