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WNCN – The Future of Clean Energy & Strata Job Fai

Posted by: bschooff | May 29, 2015

WNCN: News, Weather, Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville

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NC’s Solar Energy Growth May Be Halted With A Bill In The General Assembly

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The General Assembly is caught up in a possible overhaul of the state’s commitment to renewable energy. A bill moving through the state legislature would scale back the state’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (REPS). REPS are important because they mandate how much renewable energy a company like Duke Energy produces as a part of its […]

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Apple, Facebook, Google warn N.C. General Assembly not to change renewable-energy requirements

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Three of the world’s largest tech companies have called on the N.C. General Assembly to avoid making changes to the state’s renewable-energy policies. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), which own energy centers in the state, sent a letter to top lawmakers telling them North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy […]

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Tech giants urge halt to green-energy freeze

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Apple, Facebook and Google, which own energy-hungry data centers in North Carolina, have called on legislative leaders to halt a move to freeze the state’s renewable energy standard. The three companies add powerful voices to the debate over the measure now before the state Senate. The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association cites reports that estimate […]

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Jim Rogers criticizes N.C. legislature for ‘moving into the past’ on energy policy

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Former Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers came down hard today on the N.C. General Assembly for proposals that could gut the state’s solar and renewable-energy industry. In his keynote speech at the annual Energy Inc. Conference in Charlotte, Rogers said lawmakers “are moving not into the future, but into the past.” “I say shame on […]

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House bill aims to freeze solar energy standard

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A bill in the North Carolina Senate would halt solar energy growth and could deter solar farm companies from building in the state. House Bill 332, which has passed in the North Carolina House, would freeze North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. This standard, enacted in 2007, requires utility companies like Duke […]

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Strata Job Fairs Coming !

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WNCN: News, Weather, Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville

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Mississippi Power Files to Increase Its Solar Portfolio to More Than 100 MW

Posted by: Bev Howarth | May 4, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Mississippi Power is expanding its renewable generation portfolio with an agreement to team on another utility-scale solar electric generating farm, this time with solar provider Origis Energy. The company, and Origis, are working to develop a 52 MW solar project on 485 acres in Sumrall, Miss. pending approval […]

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5 Reasons For North Carolina’s Rapid Emergence As A Solar Energy Leader

Posted by: Bev Howarth | April 29, 2015

What state boasts beaches, mountains, and a booming solar industry? California may come to mind first, but now so could North Carolina, thanks to its rapid emergence as a solar energy leader. According to a recent report from Pew Charitable Trusts, North Carolina ranks fourth nationally and first in the Southeast in installed solar capacity. […]

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Nash County Recommending Approval of Solar Farm

Posted by: Bev Howarth | April 27, 2015

NASHVILLE – Continuing a green energy gold rush, the Nash County Planning Board is recommending approval of another solar farm. If the Board of Commissioners approves the plan after a quasi-judicial public hearing in May, the number of sunlight-to-power plants in the county will rise to around 15. Solar farms were virtually unheard of in […]

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