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Energy

Duke, Progress promise to build new power lines

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy say they're willing to spend $110 million on new power transmission lines as they try to get federal approval for a merger creating the largest US electric utility. 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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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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