News Release | Environment North Carolina

Landmark Carolina Coal Plant Pollution Case Settles

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--On behalf of the Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund, and Environment North Carolina, the Southern Environmental Law Center today announced a settlement in a lawsuit filed against Duke Energy after the company rebuilt a dozen coal-fired power plants without legally required pollution controls.   

News Release | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

Report: North Carolina leadership critical foundation for an international agreement on climate

Raleigh, NC – North Carolina is poised to play a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, the state will cut as much global warming pollution as taking more than five million cars off the road.

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Report: Solar energy benefits vastly outweigh costs

Raleigh–Households and businesses with solar panels deliver greater benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share.

News Release | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

Gov. McCrory urged to ramp up offshore wind power

Raleigh, NC -- More than 60 organizations, businesses and local officials delivered a letter to Gov. McCrory today, urging him to make offshore wind power, which has vast potential in North Carolina a key part of the state’s energy supply.

The letter comes as Gov. McCrory is spending more time promoting offshore drilling than offshore wind, most recently at U.S. House of Representative’s hearing where he criticized the current plan to allow drilling 50 miles off the North Carolina coast as too restrictive.

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Lessons for NC coast to learn as Gulf communities still suffer five years later

Raleigh, NC – Gulf communities and wildlife are still reeling from the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to "Deepwater Horizon: An Ongoing Environmental Disaster,” a factsheet released by the Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center. Today marks the five-year anniversary of the disaster, when a British Petroleum oil rig exploded and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The leak continued for 87 days, when emergency workers were finally able to cap the well.

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