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Duke Energy to invest more than $1B in Indiana grid modernization

Duke Energy, one of the country's largest utilities, will invest $1.4 billion over the next seven years to upgrade the power grid in Indiana that serves more than 800,000 customers. In separate news, the company announced it's testing a hybrid energy storage system in North Carolina t Read More...

NC lawmakers ask Trump to halt Amazon wind farm

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina have asked officials in the Trump administration to oppose, as is, an almost completed $400 million wind project that Amazon Web Services expects to buy clean energy from. The 300-MW wind project, Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East, is reportedly ready to beg Read More...

Mired in politics, Amazon wind farm fully operational

Despite a last-minute attempt to halt it, North Carolina's first commercial-scale wind farm, the 300-MW Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East, is now fully operational.The $400 million project most recently made headlines after a group of North Carolina lawmakers sent a letter to the Trump administration askin Read More...

Starbucks nears commercial operation of 1st solar farm

Aerial photo of Starbucks' solar farm, NC-47, in North Carolina provided by Starbucks Corp. Starbucks Corp. is making a strategic shift in its corporate renewable energy strategy. As evidenced by a string of recent accomplishments, the Seattle-based coffee company has illustrated Read More...

N.C. legislators attempt to halt wind farm permits

North Carolina state legislators June 30 inserted a proposed 18-month moratorium on new wind farm permits into a state renewable energy bill currently awaiting the governor’s signature or veto.The moratorium bans new wind farm permits until Dec. 31, 2018, and could affect two wind farms planne Read More...

NC bill banning new wind permits signed into law

A North Carolina bill revamping the state’s solar energy policies to create a competitive marketplace was signed into law July 27 despite the inclusion of a provision that places a temporary ban on new wind farm permits.The law includes the allowance of third-party leases for rooftop solar arr Read More...

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