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.
May 28, 2013 -
The failure of legislation to repeal the state's groundbreaking renewable energy program is a setback for conservative ideologues, but the lawmaker who led the repeal initiative says he hopes to continue the effort using new tactics.
May 23, 2013 -
Under legal pressure from environmental advocates, North Carolina regulators are seeking court orders to force Duke Energy to clean up groundwater contamination from unlined coal ash storage ponds at power plants near Asheville and Charlotte, where the pollution threatens the region's drinking-water supply.
April 25, 2013 -
A bill that would have ended North Carolina's renewable energy program appears dead in the water. How did the program's defenders prevail in the state's current archconservative environment?
April 17, 2013 -
The Flint in Georgia, the San Saba in Texas, the Catawba in the Carolinas, and the Black Warrior in Alabama are among the nation's 10 most threatened rivers, according to the latest tally from American Rivers.
April 5, 2013 -
The environmental advocacy group Food & Water Watch has called on North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper to investigate apparent financial conflicts of interest involving state officials responsible for fracking oversight.
April 2, 2013 -
A hearing is set for tomorrow on legislation to repeal North Carolina's renewable energy standard -- part of a nationwide attack on such laws being mounted by groups with fossil-fuel industry ties.
March 14, 2013 -
Of the four primary sponsors behind new legislation to repeal North Carolina's groundbreaking renewable energy law, three have documented ties to the fossil fuel-funded conservative policy group that's been gunning for renewables.
March 12, 2013 -
A new report finds that North Carolina is among the leaders in creating manufacturing-related clean energy jobs, but some of the state's politicians are targeting the law that jump-started the industry's growth.