In 2012, the North Carolina Climate and Health Adaptation Plan was developed. Since then, additional climate and health work has led the North Carolina Division of Public Health’s Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch to update…
PLANS TO ACCELERATE RENEWABLES
Updated in 2018, Sustainable Sandhills facilitated a climate adaptation planning process through the Climate Solutions University (CSU): Forest and Water Strategies program that produced the Cumberland County Climate Resiliency Plan (C3RP) in 2016. CSU challenges…
The responsibility for reducing flood losses is shared by all units of government—local, state and federal—and the private sector. In order to fulfill this responsibility, land owners and/or professionals planning any “Development” activity within the…
A profile of energy consumption and generation in North Carolina by the federal agency U.S. EIA.
The Center provides services to the businesses and citizens of North Carolina and beyond relating to the development and adoption of clean energy technologies. Through its programs and activities, we envision and seek to promote…
The NC Sustainable Energy Association is a leading organization of individuals, businesses, government, and nonprofits interested in North Carolina’s sustainable energy future. Our mission is to drive policy and market development to create clean energy…
An introduction to renewable energy in North Carolina from Arcadia, an online energy service that is making the process of converting to clean energy more accessible to homeowners and renters across the country.
North Carolina climate and energy facts
Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) and Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (“ACP”) due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which threaten the economic viability of the project.
By Elizabeth Ouzts Photo: Ivan Radic / Flickr / Creative Commons 6/15/20
Critics fear the report charts a business-as-usual pathway that conflicts with the state’s energy goals
By Will McDow Photo by Jaime Rodriguez Sr. 5/28/20
Earlier this month, Tropical Storm Arthur brushed by North Carolina’s Outer Banks two weeks before the official start of hurricane season and in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. While damage was minimal, the storm…
By Jennifer Allen Photo by Lillie Chadwick Miller 5/28/20
While hurricanes are woven through the history of Down East Carteret County, a remote string of communities on the central North Carolina coast known for its fishing and boatbuilding traditions, Hurricane Florence was a turning…
By Mark Hibbs Photo by Dylan Ray 5/27/20
A series of record-breaking hurricanes over the past four years has led to changes in how coastal North Carolina residents and state and elected officials talk about climate change and sea level rise.
Last week, Tropical Storm Arthur skirted North Carolina’s coast before veering into the Atlantic. While damage was minimal, this marked the sixth straight year that a named storm developed in the Atlantic before the official…
By Jamie Lockwood 5/26/20
Without question, New Bern is an American historical treasure. It was founded in 1710 and is the second oldest European-settled colonial town in North Carolina — just after Bath.
By Matthew Diasio 5/26/20
The coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented changes to people’s lives as social distancing policies, the best protection against a disease with no vaccine and no widely available treatment, went into effect.
By Mark Hibbs 5/26/20
Start a discussion of climate change, sea level rise and the associated effects with residents of the North Carolina coast and reactions and responses will be mixed, but according to polling, attitudes and perceptions here…
By Rob Moore 5/26/20
As hurricane season looms especially large this year, and COVID-19 reveals the deep cracks and fissures in our nation’s response preparedness, North Carolina is gearing up to release its long-awaited plan to bolster climate resilience.
By Elizabeth Ouzts Photo: Mr.TinDC / Flickr / Creative Commons 5/22/20
The recently issued request for proposals is a “signal to the offshore wind industry that North Carolina is open for business,” one observer said.
By John Downey 5/15/20
The Covid-19 economic slowdown cost North Carolina more than 26,000 of the nearly 110,000 clean-energy jobs statewide in March and April, according to a new report on the industry.
By Eddie Garcia 5/1/20
A new report on North Carolina’s climate predicts a warmer, wetter, and more humid environment. One of the big takeaways is that 2019 was the hottest year on record for the state. The study says…
By Frances Stead Sellers 11/26/19
Charlotte has been demolishing flood-prone houses for years. But the floods are getting bigger.
Yen Duong Photo: Elaine Aldridge 11/11/19
Millions of Americans live at risk of flooding, but slow federal flood buyouts drain precious time and resources. How one community is rising above the storm, taking matters into their own hands, and returning the…
I was going to accept my daughter’s thyroid cancer diagnosis as just the cards we were dealt, but I realized things were not normal in my hometown….
Weakened to a Category 1 hurricane, the powerful storm lashed communities with wind, rain and floodwaters. …
North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature remains an obstacle to big changes, so the administration is looking for work-arounds and short-term wins….
By Elizabeth Ouzts Photo: Elizabeth Ouzts / Energy News Network 7/11/19
Sen. Bill Rabon said the measure won’t be heard in his committee before lawmakers end their 2019 session. …
Trees that tower over a protected forest along the Black River in southeastern North Carolina have held environmental secrets for more than 2,000 years, but their knowledge and existence is now threatened by climate change-driven…
By Dan Levin Photo: Reuters 4/11/19
Spring can feel like the end of the world for allergy sufferers, but in North Carolina this week, it looked that way, too. And it has a name to match: “Pollenpocalypse.”
By Dory Larsen 4/9/19
Duke Energy has asked the North Carolina Utility Commission to approve a $76 million electric vehicle pilot program, which would dramatically increase the number of charging stations in North Carolina.
North Carolina Governor Urged to Appoint Utility Commissioners That Will Promote Clean Energy, Protect Public Health
By The Center for Biological Diversity 3/28/19
A coalition of 14 environmental justice groups today called on North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to appoint members to the North Carolina Utilities Commission that do not have ties to the fossil fuel industry and…
By James Bruggers 12/27/18
In a state where lawmakers once rejected sea level rise warnings, polls show a growing concern among residents and a desire for better policies.
By Robert Walton 9/10/18
Duke Energy has filed a pair of integrated resource plans (IRP) with North Carolina regulators, sketching a 15-year resource plan that adds significant new solar resources but continues to lean heavily on natural gas-fired generation…