Energy

01.28.2015

Feds Announce Atlantic Drilling Plan

Topics: Energy

The Obama Administration announced plans to potentially open portions of the Atlantic coast, including offshore North Carolina, to oil and natural gas drilling for the first time in 30 years. More >

01.23.2015

Feds Move Closer to Offshore Wind in N.C.

Topics: Energy

The federal government yesterday took the next significant step toward developing commercial wind energy off the N.C. coast by releasing an environmental assessment that supports the potential lease sale for more than 300,000 acres. More >

01.15.2015

Study: N.C. Could Reap the Wind

Topics: Energy

North Carolina and other Atlantic Coast states could see far more jobs and benefits from developing offshore wind energy than drilling for oil and natural gas, according to a new study. More >

12.08.2014

Energy From Tides, Waves and Sea

Topics: Energy, Northeast Coast

Experts say that North Carolina is well positioned to be a leader in the production of energy from the marine environment. More >

12.01.2014

Ports Pressing Ahead With Wood Pellet Plans

Topics: Energy, Forestry

With all of the required permits in hand, the N.C. State Ports Authority is moving ahead with plans to build wood-pellet export facilities at its ports in Wilmington and Morehead City. More >

11.25.2014

Sutton Ash Plan Begins to Take Shape

Topics: Energy, Southeast Coast

Duke Energy hopes to ship much of the 7.2 million pounds of ash at the Wilmington power plant to reclaimed clay mines in Lee and Chatham counties. More >

11.14.2014

View from N.C. Beaches: Surf, Dolphins and Oil Rigs?

Topics: Business and Industry, Energy, Politics

Gov. Pat McCrory says testing for oil and gas should include state waters, too. If resources are found within three miles from shore, he would consider drilling there. More >

11.07.2014

Texas Tea in the Dunes of Carolina

Topics: Coastal History, Energy, Northeast Coast, Outer Banks

That's what the residents of the Outer Banks thought they had when the oilmen came calling after World War II. Some thought their fortunes were just a gusher away. More >

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