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Report: NC falling behind in offshore energy

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videoA new report says North Carolina is falling behind when it comes to offshore wind power. Environment North Carolina Field Director Dave Rogers says Gov. Pat McCrory and other state leaders are to blame. Full story...
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McCrory says he backs wind farms off NC coast

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video Gov. Pat McCrory is telling the Obama administration that he supports plans that could one day see wind turbine towers poking out of the Atlantic Ocean miles off the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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Wind energy debate blows into Wilmington

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videoThe Bureau of Ocean Energy Management took public reaction to offshore wind energy coming to our area in a meeting tonight in Wilmington. Two of the three potential sites the bureau has identified on the North Carolina coast are in our area. There was a packed room of people talking turbines. While some supported the idea, others were not fans. Full story...
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Feds to hold public meeting in Wilmington for wind farming talks

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The Obama administration is holding public meetings as it gauges commercial interest in wind farms off North Carolina's northern Outer Banks and Cape Fear. Full story...
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Cape Fear coast in Obama administration's offshore energy plans

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video Two areas off the Cape Fear coast are part of the Obama administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy development. Full story...
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NC Air Force base opposes wind farm plan

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The Air Force objects to a planned wind farm in eastern North Carolina, saying the blades reaching nearly 500 feet high could threaten low-flying fighter jets from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Full story...
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NC OKs wind farm near Beaufort Co. wildlife refuge

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North Carolina officials are approving a proposed 11,000-acre wind farm in Beaufort County that critics worry could kill migrating birds landing at a nearby wildlife refuge. Full story...
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Commission approves giant wind farm in eastern NC

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A state panel has approved a 300-megawatt wind farm in eastern North Carolina, but the project still needs numerous other permits before turbines can start producing green energy. Full story...
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