Category: Energy & Environment

  • Hudson praises Trump executive order on offshore energy production

    A couple of weeks ago, U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-8th District, asked President Trump to reverse Obama-era regulations that effectively halted oil and gas exploration off the Atlantic coast. Hudson was by the president’s side on Friday when Trump signed The America First Offshore Energy Executive Order. It opens…

  • Mass. entities claim solar power on N.C. grid will offset carbon use

    Three parties are claiming that energy from the 60 megawatt Summit Farms Solar project in Currituck County will offset a portion of their “carbon footprint”: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Boston Medical Center, and the Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation. MIT says the solar power purchased from the Currituck…

  • Currituck County fed up with solar

    Large solar projects haven’t been a good deal for Currituck County residents, says Bobby Hanig, the county commission’s chairman. The developers “have consistently tried to go back on what has been agreed upon in open meetings, and brought on extra work for county staff to ensure they are doing what…

  • Millis: Tax credits to renewable energy producers = $1.6 billion

    UPDATED April 21 to include source of information for total renewable tax credits. State Rep. Chris Millis says the renewable energy industry hoodwinked North Carolina about the costs of giving special deals to renewable producers, which exploded from an initial projection of less than $5 million to $1.6 billion in payouts through…

  • Analysts: Trump energy executive order could reduce power bills

    A recent executive order from President Trump could help low-income North Carolinians pay their energy bills. The Energy Independence Executive Order, issued March 28, would reverse the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. The plan set a national limit on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, and required states to reduce…

  • Hot air from the wind industry

    RALEIGH — Wind-energy developers routinely deceive the public, a longtime critic of the industry told Carolina Journal. And the sales pitch surrounding the Amazon Wind Farm near Elizabeth City continues spreading those deceptions. Amazon continues to perpetuate the myth that the electrical grid can take power from the turbines on…