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July 8 -- It’s exciting to hear about three recent solar farm proposals – two in Yadkin County and a third in Stokes. The more we use this advanced, clean technology, the merrier for our communities, in terms of economy and health. >>View Article

July 15 -- At the height of the summer driving season, it is unfortunate how dependent drivers in North Carolina and the rest of the country remain on high-priced gasoline. Drivers in the Tar Heel state can expect to pay as much as $3.79 a gallon to fill up their cars. The effect of those high gas prices on families is eye-opening. In fact, when it costs more to fulfill basic transportation needs, new polling shows that North Carolinians are less likely to spend money on dining out, clothes and even gifts. We deserve our independence with more renewable fuel options at the pump. >>View Article

May 30 -- A North Carolina bill aimed at protecting consumers from “unfair competition” is apparently wildly unpopular among the consumers it intends to “protect.” >>View Article

May 3 -- Duke Energy Corp. CEO Jim Rogers on Thursday put himself squarely on the side of the North Carolina's law promoting the use of renewable energy sources, as the law remains under attack in the N.C. General Assembly. >>View Article

May 2 -- Amid protests from some members seeking a show of hands for a vote, Senate Finance Committee Co-Chairman Bill Rabon quickly adjourned a Wednesday meeting after declaring that a bill to freeze and repeal the state's renewable energy standards had enough support to advance. >>View Article

Thursday, 02 May 2013 14:20

Six Ways To Boost Electric Vehicles

May 2 -- Just over a year ago, Anthony Foxx – President Obama’s nominee for transportation secretary – unveiled a pilot program for electric-vehicle charging stations in Charlotte, N.C., where he is the mayor. If he wins confirmation, Mr. Foxx can help the president push electric vehicles (EVs) on a national scale. >>View Article 

May 1 -- On a sunny day last month, while a few Republican legislators tried to neuter the state’s 2007 renewable energy law, Gov. Pat McCrory basked in the limelight of a major economic development announcement in Catawba County – Google’s second $600 million data center there. >>View Article

April 25 -- North Carolina lawmakers today rejected efforts to scale back the use of renewable energy. The House Public Utilities Committee voted 18 to 13 against the Affordable & Reliable Energy Act, said Ivan Urlaub, executive director of NC Sustainable Energy Association, which has been fighting the effort to reduce policies that require utilities to use power generated from clean sources. >>View Article

Monday, 22 April 2013 14:46

Renewable Energy An Economic Boon For NC

April 22 -- A 2007 compromise among utilities, legislators, regulators and community groups brought substantial investments in domestic renewable energy. The 2007 standard is working and fueling job growth and economic investment that is good for the economy, good for business and good for consumers. >>View Article

April 10 -- Repealing its renewable energy law could impact North Carolina's new and expanding clean energy job base, says professional logger association executive director.  >>View Article 

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