November 17, 2016 -
While the high-profile battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline continues, fights are also underway around the South to block new gas pipelines. Protests are planned in North Carolina this week against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, while opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline just had a big court win in West Virginia.
January 5, 2015 -
Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other companies behind a plan to build a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina are facing growing opposition from landowners. This week the companies are launching a series of meetings to discuss their plans with the public.
April 11, 2014 -
This week international human rights campaigner Desmond Tutu called for a boycott of carbon polluters, much like the effort that helped bring down the apartheid regime in his native South Africa. Southern energy giants are among the companies that could feel the heat.
May 31, 2013 -
With a fast-growing number of U.S. residents installing solar panels on their homes and businesses, utilities worried about their bottom line are jumping into the distributed solar power market -- even in the coal-dependent South.
November 28, 2012 -
Conservative groups whose clout grew in the recent N.C. elections want to repeal a groundbreaking state law requiring utilities to generate a small percentage of energy from renewable sources. Incoming Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has close ties to renewable energy foes -- and to renewable energy proponents. If forced to choose, which side would he be on?
November 21, 2012 -
A new report finds that U.S. coal-fired power plants are disproportionately located in low-income communities and communities of color -- and many of the worst plants and power companies from an environmental justice perspective are located in the South.
May 24, 2012 -
A report from North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections documents how companies with an interest in legalizing fracking in the state are investing heavily in legislators' campaigns.