Wind Power
Hoke County to be tested for wind power
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:08pm.

A Florida company is building a 196-foot tower in Hoke County to determine whether the area has enough wind to generate electricity. The Fayetteville Observer reported that NextEra Energy Resources is building the tower near Lumber Bridge. Equipment on the tower will measure wind speeds for up to five years.

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McCrory says he backs wind farms off NC coast
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:50pm.

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.

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Cape Fear coast in Obama administration's offshore energy plans
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:30pm.

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.

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NC Air Force base opposes wind farm plan
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Sat, 09/15/2012 - 4:03pm.

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.

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Wrightsville Beach mayor supports off-shore wind energy
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 1:05pm.

Wrightsville Beach Mayor David Cignotti says he supports the production of off-shore wind energy. The group Environment North Carolina is pushing to extend federal tax credits for wind projects set to expire at the end of the year.

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Offshore wind forum tonight
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 10/05/2011 - 9:52am.

Is energy and money blowing in the wind along our coast? That's the topic of discussion at an offshore wind forum tonight at UNCW.

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Using wind for power
Submitted by on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 3:55am.

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.

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