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8803
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The North Carolina Utilities Commission established the North Carolina Alternative Energy Corporation in 1980 to develop alternate energy resources. In part two of this CAROLINA COUNTRY interview, executive director Dr. John Veigel continues his examination of the corporation's goals and aspirations.
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8872
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The North Carolina Utilities Commission requested a major study of the potential benefits of developing renewable energy resources and the possible costs to consumers. Boston-based La Capra Associates, a consulting firm which has advised other states on energy alternatives, conducted the study. The study identified the following renewable resources available in North Carolina: biomass, wind, wood waste, agriculture crop waste, hydropower, and landfill gas. While the list is broad, practical application of these resources in the state is limited.
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The 2007 North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation requiring utilities to generate more electricity from renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind, and biomass. The law requires that by the year 2018, 10 percent of the electricity that utilities generate and deliver to consumers must be from renewable resources.
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Fibrowatt, a Pennsylvania-based energy company, plans to open three poultry waste power plants in North Carolina. Two of the sites will be located in Sampson and Surry counties, and the third to be chosen from either Moore, Montgomery, or Stanly Counties. The plants will provide a way to turn poultry waste into a clean source of renewable energy.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 8, Aug 2008, p24, 26, il
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10311
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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.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 73 Issue 3, Spring/Summer 2008, p12-23, il, map, f
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In 2007 Senate Bill 3 mandated that energy suppliers by 12.5 percent of their electricity from green energy sources. Now The Affordable and Reliable Energy Act House Bill 298 introduced by Representative Mike Hager, Republican from Burke and Rutherford counties, attempts to reduce energy costs by eliminating this requirement for energy suppliers to incorporate renewable energy sources.
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Renewable energy sources are important to the state's energy industry. Business North Carolina recently gathered a panel of experts to discuss questions such as the following: How large a role will renewables play in the state's future? How will the industry develop the technologies and labor to operate them? How much support will come from state government?
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North Carolina could become the first state to generate wind power from in-water turbines. UNC researchers and Duke Energy have teamed up to install three pilot wind turbines. They are studying the effects of wind farms on fishing industries, public perceptions, and legal implications.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 2, Winter 2010, p30-34, il, por Periodical Website
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Wind is the second-largest source of renewable energy in the nation. In May 2011 the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved the Desert Wind Energy Project. If approved by other agencies (state, local, and federal) 150, 400-foot tall wind turbines will go up near Elizabeth City. This will produce enough electricity for up to 70,000 homes. Manuel discusses how this project could impact wildlife.
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27688
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New mandates and goals to use more renewable energy have resulted in northeastern North Carolina becoming a place to generate wind and solar power.
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27964
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The Triangle area is working hard to contribute to a future gasoline-free future. The advances in electric car and battery technology are explored in-depth. Research on the technologies is taking place at North Carolina State University’s FREEDOM Systems Center and the College of Engineering and at Raleigh’s Advanced Vehicle Research Center. Duke Energy and Progress Energy are local utility companies who are committing to leading the way by reducing their use of coal and nuclear power in favor of renewable energy.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 27, July 2010, p15-18 Periodical Website
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28581
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Carbon Cycle Energy plant is addressing a long-standing goal of turning pig and poultry poop into energy. Construction of the plant began in December near Warsaw in Duplin County, North Carolina, giving great incentive to support development of renewables.
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28659
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North Carolina’s college students are finding new ways to support sustainable causes on campus. Students from UNC Pembroke and Edgecombe Community College are highlighted for their promotion of sustainable food source and renewable energy sources.
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29652
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North Carolina power companies are moving towards renewable energy, and the state has numerous sources. From animals waste and water, to solar energy and wind, utilizing renewable energy in the state is about finding cost effective technologies that serve the greater good.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 1, Jan 2008, p27--29, por
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29776
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It may seem easy to just replace nonrenewable energy sources with renewable ones. But in North Carolina even those sources that seem ideal for emissions have drawbacks in the form of land needs, cost, capacity, and even aesthetics.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 1, Jan 2009, p18, 20, por