Sutton Ash Plan Begins to Take Shape

Topics: Energy, Southeast Coast

Duke Energy hopes to ship much of the 7.2 million pounds of ash at the Wilmington power plant to reclaimed clay mines in Lee and Chatham counties. More >


View from N.C. Beaches: Surf, Dolphins and Oil Rigs?

Topics: Business and Industry, Energy, Politics

Gov. Pat McCrory says testing for oil and gas should include state waters, too. If resources are found within three miles from shore, he would consider drilling there. More >


Texas Tea in the Dunes of Carolina

Topics: Coastal History, Energy, Northeast Coast, Outer Banks

That's what the residents of the Outer Banks thought they had when the oilmen came calling after World War II. Some thought their fortunes were just a gusher away. More >


Making the Unknown Known

Topics: Central Coast, Energy, Marine Science, Southeast Coast

To prepare for possible wind-energy development, researchers are mapping the seafloor off the N.C. coast, a vast uncharted territory. More >


Coastal Energy Summit Misses the Mark

Topics: Business and Industry, Climate Change, Energy, Southeast Coast

N.C. Coastal Federation advocate Mike Giles critiques North Carolina's first summit on offshore energy development. More >


The Tropical Reefs of North Carolina?

Topics: Central Coast, Coastal management, Energy, Marine Science, Southeast Coast

Prompted by the prospect of wind energy development off North Carolina's coast, researchers are finding reefs with tropical fish and corals right off our coast. More >


Old Hatteras Oil Well Draws State's Attention

Topics: Energy, Northeast Coast

Core samples from a decades old oil test well near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse that was abandoned as a dry hole in 1946 will get another look as part of the state’s effort to expand oil and gas exploration. More >


Coastal Energy Meeting Draws Skepticism

Topics: Energy, Southeast Coast

This week in Wilmington, Gov. Pat McCrory and industry pros will discuss North Carolina's coastal energy initiatives. Some film-industry backers, including the city's mayor, are wary of attracting polluting industries to the coast. More >

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