Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Popular Government Vol. 73 Issue 3, Spring/Summer 2008
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Crawford-Douglas poses questions to help communities in North Carolina sort through issues brought on by global warming. These include: Why should there be any action? Who should take action? How can policy makers allocate resources to adaptation or mitigation? How can North Carolinians set priorities?
North Carolina's population is growing rapidly. By 2030, it will reach twelve million, making the state the seventh largest in the nation. Demand for energy is also keeping pace with this growth. Hughes discusses what steps Progress Energy Carolinas (formerly Carolina Power & Light) is taking to meet this increasing need for electricity.
North Carolina has the capacity to develop renewable energy in the form of wind power, biomass fuel, and solar power. Currently, the state's traditional energy supplies--coal, oil, natural gas, and uranium--come from other states. The authors discuss state policies that encourage the development of these renewable energies and present some lessons learned from other states.
Tazewell discusses alternative fuels available in North Carolina, such as biodiesel, ethanol, natural gas, propane, and electricity. Guidelines for deciding which to use are presented as well as ways to reduce emissions, conservation measures, and innovations being developed in North Carolina.