Energy

  • Southport Power Plant to Cease Operating

    CPI will shut down its polluting power plant near Southport by March 31, 2021, according to a draft agreement between the company and DEQ’s Division of Air Quality.

  • Questions Linger on Offshore Drilling, Seismic

    While the president has yet to confirm Sen. Tillis’ announcement that North Carolina had been added to a moratorium on offshore drilling, permits for seismic exploration appear to be moving forward.

  • Clean Energy Advocates Tout Opportunity

    An economy powered by renewable-based, more secure grid will be more resilient and provide new economic opportunity, according to a group of clean energy entrepreneurs.

  • Ten Years After: Deepwater Horizon Disaster

    Environmental advocates say the 10th anniversary of the the largest oil disaster in U.S. history serves as a warning against the Trump administration’s push to drill off the East Coast, but industry folks say safety has improved.

  • State Bars CPI From Discharging Bottom Ash

    In a win for concerned area residents, CPI USA North Carolina is subject to new restrictions and monitoring and reporting requirements as conditions for renewing the national discharge permits for the company’s small power plant in Brunswick County.

  • NEPA Redo Would Speed Drilling Approval

    Donald Trump’s proposal to “modernize” the National Environmental Policy Act would fast-track the permitting process for infrastructure, including oil drilling off the N.C. coast.

  • Study Eyes Onshore Risks of Offshore Drilling

    Onshore infrastructure needed to support offshore drilling would also pose a substantial threat to the environment, according to a study released this week by Environment North Carolina.