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North Carolina electric cooperatives are facing increasing pressures from new government regulations, rising fuel and materials costs, escalating demand for electricity, and required investments in both adding generation and upgrading existing power plants. This article discusses these different pressures and how they are impacting consumer electric bills.
The ski season in North Carolina usually lasts from November until late March or early April, depending on conditions. The North Carolina mountains have the highest elevation in the South, receive abundant snowfall, and ski areas have the latest snowmaking capabilities to completely cover the slopes. This guide highlights seven popular ski resorts in the western region, and provides statistics and a description of their services.
The Unnatural Resources Fair in Greenville, North Carolina showcases adult and child creations made from reused items. The fair is hosted by the Unnatural Resources Institute, founded by Jacqueline Ponder. The institute’s mission is to promote and inspire creative and different ways to reuse materials.
Solar energy is now helping power homes and businesses served by electric cooperative EnergyUnited, with a new photovoltaic solar farm in Taylorsville. The solar panels use a tracking system to follow the sun’s movement during the day, which increases sunlight capture and significantly reduces land use requirements. EnergyUnited is also investing in hydropower, wind power, and biomass projects.