Wilmington– Offshore wind supporters packed the public hearing room Wednesday at the Courtyard Marriott in Wilmington as North Carolina took another step towards getting the first wind turbines spinning off our coasts.
The hearing was the second of two conducted by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to gauge public interest in offshore wind development in North Carolina. The meeting was an opportunity for the public to learn about the next steps we need to take to make offshore a reality in North Carolina and comment about the plan in place.
Raleigh, NC - The US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released a Call for Information and Nominations yesterday for 3 lease locations in the federal waters off the North Carolina coast.
Raleigh—The Obama administration finalized new clean car standards today that will double the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks over time, the largest single step the U.S. has ever taken to reduce oil dependence and cut carbon pollution.
Raleigh, North Carolina — Today, more than 215 environmentalists, conservationists, clean energy advocates, businesses, and local and state officials from up and down the Atlantic Coast united to call for bold action to accelerate the creation offshore wind. The coalition – which included 42 North Carolina signers from major environmental groups and businesses such as The Outer Banks Brewing Station and BN Design – released a letter to the Obama Administration in an effort to show strong support for efforts made to date and to urge continued strong action to develop offshore wind resources along the Atlantic.
With the right policies in place, plug-in vehicles can reduce oil dependence in North Carolina by 2,770,278 gallons per year, according to a new report released today by Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center.