Republican Representative George Cleveland introduced HB431, which would repeal SB3 from the 2007 legisaltive session. That bill required power companies to buy renewable energy ... Keep Reading
Is the US Following China’s Lead?
Rolling blackouts and mandatory power outages are becoming the norm for Chinese citizens as local governments try to meet energy-saving targets set by Beijing. In a recent AP ... Keep Reading
House bill would remove liability cap on oil spills
The House Environment and Natural Resources Committee passed a bill that would remove the damage liability cap on oil spills and on any other material deemed hazardous. Under ... Keep Reading
Watch what Perdue does – not what she says!
Yesterday Gov. Bev Perdue was talking about completing the I-485 loop around Charlotte. While talking she said: "We want you to have a reason to bring it in under budget, and done ... Keep Reading
Banning Wind Energy Facilities in Western N.C., Yet Another Case of NIMBYism
An article in today’s N&O cites Senator Martin Nesbitt’s (D–Buncombe) argument that “industrial-scale wind turbines would destroy pristine views” as reason enough to ban ... Keep Reading
Wind Farms on the Not-So-Scenic Horizon?
Despite the murky at best economics and current feasibility issues, legislators are continuing to push for wind farms in North Carolina. According to Senator Albertson ... Keep Reading
Cap us, Tax us… Anything Else?
Fueled by aggressive House Democrats, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454), also known as Waxman-Markey, is expected to come up today on the United States House ... Keep Reading
Civitas Poll: Voters Support Drilling Off NC Coast
The popular refrain last year of "Drill, baby, drill" is still alive and well in North Carolina. In fact, the support for drilling has actually increased from when ... Keep Reading
Fancy Green Bulbs Fail, Surprise!
Have you bought into the all of the hype about compact fluorescent light bulbs? If you have then you may want to take a look at what the New York Times has to say about ... Keep Reading
Hackney and Basnight Stack the Deck Against Offshore Drilling
Last year when gas prices were topping $4 a gallon and offshore drilling was the topic-du-jour during the political campaigns, state leaders promised to form a task force to ... Keep Reading