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Energy

Obama urges shift to new energy technologies during NC visit

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his most urgent appeal yet for the nation to wean itself from oil, calling it a "fuel of the past" and demanding that the United States broaden its approach to energy. Full story...
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State offers tax break on Energy Star appliances this weekend

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video In today's economy everybody's looking to save a few bucks wherever they can. This weekend, you may be able to do that in a big way not only at the store, but also at home on your electric bill. Full story...
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Sierra Club recommends offshore wind energy to New Hanover County Commission

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A group from the Sierra Club and non-profit renewable energy company Oceana made a presentation to the New Hanover County Commission Monday night to recommend offshore wind energy. Full story...
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Progress Energy breaks ground on power plant addition

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Wilmington's power plant is finding ways to go green. Today, Progress Energy broke ground for the Sutton plant's new, state-of-the-art complex. 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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Greenpeace sails into town targeting coal use

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video The Port City sees many ships come and go, but one that arrived today hopes to leave a lasting impression. Full story...
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Governor's panel hosts meeting on offshore energy tonight

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If you have an opinion on offshore energy, Gov. Bev Perdue's Scientific Advisory Panel wants to hear it. The panel is holding a public forum tonight at 5:30 at the Hilton Riverside on Water Street in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Weather cancels meetings on coastal energy issues

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The adverse winter weather conditions throughout eastern and central North Carolina have forced the cancellation of all three scheduled public outreach sessions with Gov. Bev Perdue's Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy planned this week for Wilmington, Morehead City and Manteo. Full story...
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Opinions on offshore energy welcome

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If you have an opinion on offshore energy, Governor Bev Perdue's Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy wants to hear it. Full story...
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UNCW to host public meeting on offshore energy

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Gov. Bev Perdue’s Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy will hold three public outreach meetings, Jan. 10, 2011 through Jan 12, 2011, as it seeks to evaluate offshore energy options and recommend to the governor a comprehensive offshore energy strategy. Full story...
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Business convention thinking "green"

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It was a packed house for the first Emerging Green Business Conference today at Wrightsville Beach. WWAY is a proud sponsor of the conference. Full story...
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Supporters, opponents sound off about off-shore energy hunt

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video If you missed this afternoon's meeting, there's another tonight at 7 at the Hilton Riverside in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Government to hear your thoughts on offshore energy explorations

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The public meetings are part of a scoping process through which other Federal, State, and local governments as well as any interested parties have the opportunity to assist MMS in determining the significant issues and alternatives for analysis in the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. Full story...
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Using wind for power

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videoIt works for sail boats and kites. Scientists say wind can power houses and water wells, too. A panel of experts, who say we should be taking advantage of wind power, fielded questions from residents in Surf City last night. Full story...
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Local farmer growing crops for fuel

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People all over the country are doing what they can to offset the rising fuel prices. One farmer in our area has an idea -- why not grow it? Full story...
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