"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
Added by Patrick Burke on December 16, 2011 at 9:03am — No Comments
The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) works hard to work with our clean energy companies, consumers, electric utilities and decision makers to create a more sustainable, affordable, reliable and safe energy future for our state. However, to date, we have been unable to achieve a balance between different perspectives on how much information about our state clean energy laws should be made public. NCSEA and our members have consistently expressed concerns to the…Continue
Added by Adrian Tait on June 20, 2011 at 9:19am — No Comments
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) introduced legislation this week that includes a 25% renewable energy standard among other strong provisions for domestic alternative energy.
The Securing America’s Future with Energy and Sustainable Technologies (SAFEST) Act would establish renewable energy and energy-efficiency…Continue
Added by Adrian Tait on March 17, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments
The US Green Building Council is launching a new effort: The Center for Green Schools. This Center will be focused on changing the sustainability of universities, community colleges and schools. This is surrounding the design, construction and operation of educational centers so that the learning experience for students is enhanced and costs are avoided for school districts and higher education institutions.
The Center is creating new resources and advocacy tools to support USGBC…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on March 17, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the Green Jobs Innovation Fund (GBIF) competition to support opportunities for workers to receive job training in green industry sectors and occupations. Through this competition, the department will award approximately $40 million to support five to eight grantees with awards ranging from $5 million to $8 million each. Eligible applicants will include national and statewide organizations with…Continue
Added by Patrick Harper on February 24, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments
Check out how a city of 80,000 in Southern Sweden use no oil, coal or natural gas to heat their city. Instead they use waste products from agriculture and wood pellets; both of which are renewable and WNC has in abundance.Continue
Asheville, NC – December 8, 2010 – In January 2011 New Life Children’s Orphanage and Rescue Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti will host sustainable economic development nonprofit United for a Sustainable America (USA), media production company American Green…Continue
Added by kurt mann on December 8, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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Programs to provide $18 million for N.C. farmers
Gov. Beverly Perdue on Monday announced an $18.4 million package of programs to help North Carolina farmers rebound from…
Added by Julie Lawhorn on August 3, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
The deadline for application submissions is August 31, 2010. Selections will be announced in…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on May 11, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments