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Wind project restrictions time-limited in NC Senate bill

Legislation that would have blocked for good new wind turbine projects across much of eastern North Carolina in the name of preserving military installations has been narrowed to a three-year pause.

Governor Cooper faces dilemma with wind farm

Energy legislation on North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's desk presents him with a decision that could force him to choose between buttressing the state's bright solar industry and nurturing its nascent wind power business.

Restraints on wind farms given initial Senate OK

The Latest on legislation adding more regulatory hurdles for the wind energy industry in North Carolina (all times local):
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State, local officials discuss wind energy

Offshore wind energy could be coming to the North Carolina coast.
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Feds: No significant environmental impact in NC wind leasing

The federal government says it has found there will be no significant environmental or socioeconomics impacts in leasing tracts off the North Carolina coast for the development of wind energy.

Senate panel also on board with capping NC energy mandates

There's a contingent in the North Carolina Senate that wants to join House lawmakers and stop expanding requirements for electric companies to generate more power through alternative sources and energy efficiencies.

Government taking comments on Carolinas wind energy proposal

The federal government holds hearings this week to get public comment on plans to lease hundreds of thousands of acres off the coast of the Carolinas for wind energy development.

Feds seek public input on coastal NC wind energy study

The federal government is inviting the public to comment on an environmental assessment that supports wind energy development off North Carolina.

Report: Wind means more jobs, more energy for Carolinas

videoA report by an advocacy group says twice the jobs and more energy can be generated in the Carolinas by developing offshore wind technology than by drilling for fossil fuels in the ocean.

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