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Cooper signs solar bill despite wind project moratorium

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper has signed into law a bill that overhauls the state’s solar energy policy, despite his opposition to a controversial 18-month moratorium on new wind farm projects tacked onto the plan. Cooper also issued an executive order Thursday directing the state to expedite permit reviews so that wind energy companies will be […]

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Risk of damaging wind, hail across Central NC tonight

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — There is a risk of damaging winds and large hail across Central North Carolina on Monday evening. The threat comes as storms and showers move through the area. The risk of severe weather should start at about 6 p.m. and be over by about midnight. Most of the area is at […]

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Proposed N.C. wind farm restrictions defeated, for now

A proposal that would severely curtail wind farm development in North Carolina has failed to pass a committee in the N.C. House after retired military officials condemned it as regulatory overkill. House Bill 470 would require that wind farms be built at least 30 miles from military installations, eliminating wide swaths of land from potential development. […]

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Avangrid wins auction to develop offshore wind farm

A subsidiary of a Spanish energy conglomerate has won the rights to develop an offshore wind farm off Kitty Hawk with a $9 million bid to the federal government. Avangrid Renewables beat out three other bidders for the development rights. The company already is a known quantity in North Carolina as the developer and operator […]

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