Tag:Carrington

  • McCrory: CSX Rail Hub Not ‘Viable’

    RALEIGH — The governor's reversal occurred amid substantial local opposition to the proposed “Carolina Connector,” a $272 million transit hub, including a resolution from the Johnston County Board of Commissioners rejecting the proposed 450-acre site and the refusal of several landowners to sell their property to the railroad, leading CSX…

  • Johnston Commissioners Reject CSX Rail Terminal

    RALEIGH — At an emergency closed-session meeting Wednesday night, less than a week after Gov. Pat McCrory announced a $272 million CSX rail terminal project near Selma, the Johnston County Board of Commissioners issued a statement opposing both the project at the current location and the railroad company’s threats to…

  • State Bar Complaint Targets Roy Cooper

    RALEIGH — A longstanding feud between Raleigh attorney Gene Boyce and state Attorney General Roy Cooper that appeared to be over in 2014 reignited last week, when Boyce filed a complaint against the North Carolina State Bar claiming that Cooper should be investigated for professional misconduct. According to the complaint,…

  • Google Partner: Solar Power Dependability Zero

    RALEIGH — Google announced in late November 2015 that it would participate in a new Duke Energy program allowing the Internet giant to buy power from a Rutherford County solar facility to run its new data center building located 50 miles away near Lenoir. Google did not mention in its press…

  • Renewable Projects to Cost Taxpayers Nearly $1 Billion

    RALEIGH — The final batch of solar and other renewable energy projects requested under the “safe harbor” law enacted in April by the General Assembly could cost North Carolina taxpayers as much as $937,804,785 in credits, according to aggregated figures released Wednesday by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

  • Analysts Call Apple Renewable Energy Claims ‘Lies’

    RALEIGH — California-based Apple promotes its 500,000-square-foot data center in Maiden, N.C., by saying it runs “100 percent” on renewable energy even though the facility continues to get all of its electricity from Duke Energy, a public utility that primarily generates electricity using coal, nuclear power, and natural gas.

  • FTC: Green Misrepresentations A Problem

    RALEIGH — Amazon’s statement that its wind farm in northeastern North Carolina will provide electricity for data centers located near Washington Dulles International Airport, nearly 200 miles away, could be a problem for the federal regulators that police corporate advertising and promotion. The Federal Trade Commission has issued guidelines for…

  • Amazon’s Wind Farm Links Nonexistent

    RALEIGH — When Amazon Web Services, a division of online retailer Amazon, announced in July its involvement in North Carolina’s first major wind farm, the company stated the power would be used for its data centers in Northern Virginia, but the centers will continue to purchase electricity entirely from Dominion…

  • State To Continue Fight Against Alcoa

    RALEIGH — Even though Alcoa Power Generating Inc. has won two more legal battles against the state of North Carolina dealing with the company’s efforts to relicense its four hydroelectric dams on the Yadkin River, the state plans to continue fighting to gain control of those facilities, says a spokesman…

  • Federal Probe Urged Of U.S. Attorney’s Office

    RALEIGH — Citing reporting from Carolina Journal, the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys has asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to launch a formal investigation into the handling by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Raleigh of the prosecution of gang leader and contract killer Reynaldo Calderon. NAAUSA President Steven…