Energy

  • Environmentalist, Oil Exec Face Off at Forum

    Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, and John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Co., shared their perspectives on offshore drilling Tuesday in Wilmington.

  • Onslow School Celebrates Solar Achievement

    Faculty, students and former students of Queens Creek Elementary School in Onslow County recently dedicated a 5-kilowatt solar array, a project that’s been years in the making.

  • Wood Pellet Demand, Opposition Growing

    Opponents of the growing wood pellet industry in the Southeast say the product, which is subsidized when burned as a renewable energy source in the U.K., is harming the environment globally and wiping out forests here.

  • Moratorium: Wind Developers Mull Options

    Wind energy developers with projects in the works in eastern North Carolina are keeping a wary eye on the state in the wake of a recently imposed 18-month moratorium.

  • Drilling Opponents Dominate Public Hearing

    The first of three North Carolina public hearings this week on the new federal proposal for oil and natural gas leasing off the East Coast drew about 175, mostly drilling opponents.

  • Drilling Opponents Ready For Renewed Fight

    Wilmington-area environmental advocates leading the recently formed offshore drilling opposition group Save Our Sea say lessons learned in recent anti-pollution battles have them prepared for the latest fight.

  • Cooper Vows to Lead Offshore Drilling Fight

    Gov. Roy Cooper, during an appearance Thursday at Fort Macon State Park, said the state’s environment and “robust coastal economy” are not worth the risks from offshore oil drilling and exploration.

  • New Seismic Permitting Process Begins

    Federal officials this week took steps toward approving permits for seismic exploration for oil and natural gas off the East Coast, as opponents warn of its threats to the coastal environment.

  • With Feds’ Reversal on Seismic, What Next?

    The Interior Department recently moved to restart the review process for applications for seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas but it remains unclear how long permitting will take.