Gov. Pat McCrory is telling the Obama administration he supports plans that could one day see wind turbine towers poking out of the Atlantic Ocean miles off the North Carolina coast.
McCrory expressed his support for wind power in a letter this week to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which is gauging commercial interest in wind farms off North Carolina's northern Outer Banks and Cape Fear. The three ocean blocks that may be leased for wind farms were selected because…
Posted on January 25, 2013 at 4:36pm
RALEIGH, N.C. - The wind that blows across North Carolina supports 3,000 jobs in the state, according to the Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition. The organization says those jobs could be in jeopardy if Congress does not extend the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), set to expire at the end of this…Continue
Posted on July 26, 2012 at 4:40pm
"The developer of the largest wind farm ever proposed in North Carolina says the project has stalled because no utility wants to buy the power the project would produce.
Iberdrola Renewables, having put more than three years into a 31-square-mile wind farm near the coast, this week began notifying property owners and public officials in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties that the project is on hold indefinitely. If built, the Desert Wind Energy Project near Elizabeth City would have…Continue
Posted on December 16, 2011 at 9:03am