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Amazon Wind Farm North Carolina

Recent advances in wind energy technology have made wind energy an economic and reliable source of power throughout the Southeast. The first coastal wind farm to be built in the Southeast, called…

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Where the Candidates Stand On Energy: Democratic Nominee for North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

In this blog, we examine the policies and position of Roy Cooper, the current Governor and Democratic nominee for North Carolina's Governor. Also in this series we profile Dan Forest, the current…

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Where the Candidates Stand On Energy: Republican Nominee for North Carolina Governor Dan Forest

In this blog, we examine the policies and position of Dan Forest, the current Lieutenant Governor and Republican nominee for North Carolina's Governor. Also in this series we profile Roy Cooper, the current…

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VW settlement funds spark string of North Carolina electrification projects

This blog was written by Michelle Allen, Political Affairs Program Coordinator for the Environmental Defense Fund. It originally appeared on the EDF blog, Energy Exchange, on July 30, 2020 and is reprinted…

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SunBlockers: 'Solar in the Southeast' Annual Report (Part 5)

Who are the laggards, or "SunBlockers" from this year's 'Solar in the Southeast' annual report? Spoiler alert: they are all repeat offenders.

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North Carolina Joins the Largest-Ever State Partnership to Slash Vehicle Pollution

This week, fifteen states plus DC have committed to achieving 100% tailpipe pollution-free electric trucks and buses by 2050. These states account for 35% of the nations' medium and heavy-duty fleets, making…

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Florida Up; North Carolina down: 'Solar in the Southeast' Annual Report (Part 3)

Florida will surpass North Carolina on total installed solar capacity even sooner than expected. This third blog about our recent 'Solar in the Southeast' annual report shines some light on the updated…

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Duke Energy Carolinas Rate Case Update: Beyond the Coal Ash Issue

Duke Energy Carolinas, in its current rate structures and its proposed rate case, is out of touch with the needs of its residential customers. Technical testimony backs up what many residents have…

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Join Together, Virtually, to Protect Our Coast Against Offshore Drilling

UPDATE: Hands Across the Sand will not be taking place in person this year due to the COVID crisis, however, you can help Hands Across the Sand make a statement this year…

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North Carolina and Duke Energy Hold Commanding Lead on Energy Efficiency in the Southeast

Duke Energy and North Carolina continue to lead the Southeast on energy efficiency, accounting for vastly more energy savings than any other utility or state in the region. New state policies and…