Energy

  • Currituck County OKs Grandy Solar Farm

    Currituck County commissioners voted Monday, following court-ordered instructions, to approve a permit for Ecoplexus Inc. to turn the site of the old Goose Creek Golf Course into a solar farm.

  • DEQ’s Regan Meets With Coastal Officials

    Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan met this week with elected officials in the region to discuss risks to the state’s coastal economy and environment from offshore drilling and seismic testing.

  • ‘Don’t Drill!’ Reverberates in Raleigh

    Busloads of coastal residents descended on Raleigh Monday to register their opposition to offshore drilling as federal officials hosted a public meeting on the Trump administration’s oil and gas leasing plan.

  • Cooper Warns Zinke of Lawsuit Over Drilling

    After Gov. Roy Cooper’s meeting with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Saturday in Raleigh, he and other opponents of offshore drilling and seismic exploration remained determined to fight the Trump energy plan.

  • Cooper Promises Lawsuit Over Exemption

    Gov. Roy Cooper in Wrightsville Beach Monday reiterated his opposition to the Trump administration’s plan for drilling for oil and gas off the coast and vowed a lawsuit if the state isn’t granted an exemption as Florida recently received.

  • Coastal Advocates Vow to Fight Drilling Plan

    Environmental advocates and elected officials in Dare County are gearing for a fight against the recently released plan by the Trump Administration to open most of the U.S. coast to offshore drilling.

  • 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.