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First N.C. offshore wind farm lease awarded

A Portland, Oregon, company will start planning for widnmills off the coast in earnest now that it has finalized North Carolina’s first offshore wind farm lease. Avangrid Renewables of Portland, Oregon, submitted its $1.9 million bid for a 122,000-acre tract off the Outer Banks in March. The company’s parent, Spanish firm Iberdrola, already operates offshore […]

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Raleigh Mayoral Candidates Wind Up Campaigning, Count War Chests

With the Raleigh mayoral and city council elections less than a week away, the candidates’ money is on the table—at least all the coin we’ll see until well after the October 10 election is over. But the campaigning isn’t over.…

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Maria downgraded to tropical storm as it brings rain, wind to NC coast

Tropical Storm Maria is pushing high surf over North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where more than 10,000 visitors were told to leave the islands.

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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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