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Wednesday, 30 June 2021 13:39

Powering the future of North Carolina

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper earlier this month signed an executive order prioritizing offshore wind energy as part of his administration’s Clean Energy Plan, which is focused on renewables to achieve goals such as reducing emissions by 70% by 2030.

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On May 8, my wife and I pulled into a local gas station and filled the family car's tank. It wasn't intended as a smart move, nor did it result from a premonition. It was just dumb luck. Within 24 hours, we were driving past gas stations with yellow plastic bags over the pump handles and "no gas" signs at the lot entrances.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina life insurance customers may pay higher premiums unless the Cooper administration reverses course on renewable-energy tax credits.

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Monday, 12 August 2019 12:21

COLUMN: Duke Energy is right on gas

Duke Energy can’t win.

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RALEIGH — Benefit or boondoggle? That’s the billion-dollar question.

North Carolina surpassed the $1 billion mark in renewable energy investment tax credits issued in 2018 — three years after the lucrative subsidy program to stimulate solar development expired. Taxpayers have picked up the bill, and could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of more tax credits in coming years.

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