September 14, 2016 -
The Obama administration unveiled its latest National Offshore Wind Strategy last week as part of its efforts to curb climate change. Steps are already being taken to make offshore wind farms a reality in the Southeast, where much of the nation's offshore wind potential is found.
January 21, 2015 -
A new report from the conservation advocacy group Oceana finds that developing offshore wind resources along the Atlantic Coast would create twice as many jobs and produce twice as much energy as opening the area to risky oil and gas drilling -- and North Carolina stands to gain the most jobs of all.
March 29, 2013 -
An email exchange between John Droz of the fossil fuel-funded American Tradition Institute and an attorney with the North Carolina Public Staff led to the introduction of a controversial bill that would have made it harder for the agency to do its work on behalf of the public.
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.
March 5, 2013 -
Declining coal production is hurting Appalachia's economy, which was already in rough shape. Scholars are looking at Wales, which lost its coal economy in the 1980s, for examples for how Appalachia might address its economic future.
February 7, 2013 -
John Droz of the American Tradition Institute, a conservative group know for attacking climate scientists, visited North Carolina this week to warn lawmakers that science is under attack -- but his presentation left the actual scientists in the room shaking their heads.
January 15, 2013 -
Corporate polluters are taking aim this year at states with renewable energy laws, starting with an attack on North Carolina's law by a corporate front group supported by Duke Energy, ExxonMobil, and Koch Industries.
December 14, 2012 -
This week the federal government took big steps toward building a commercial offshore wind industry in the Southeast -- but its future could be threatened by the expiration of a key tax credit.