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North Carolina solar bill may help breweries go solar, but not Google

From Google to breweries to the state’s flagship university, big electricity users with big renewable energy goals in North Carolina

From Google to breweries to the state’s flagship university, big electricity users with big renewable energy goals in North Carolina face a key dilemma: Duke Energy, the only power supplier in most of the state, still sells predominantly fossil fuels and nuclear energy.

Now, these institutions say House Bill 589, the wide-ranging solar bill by Reps. John Szoka (R-Cumberland) and Dean Arp (R-Union), will begin to help some of them overcome this fundamental challenge – but not all.

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Duke University Joint Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

The leaders of four units at Duke University that collaborate on advancing an accessible, affordable, reliable, and clean energy system for our state, our country, and the world. The leaders regard this challenge as one of the most pressing questions facing society in the 21st century, and one on which we should all be focused.

We pursue our goal by educating the leaders of tomorrow, conducting research that leads to innovative energy solutions, and engaging with decision makers in the public and private sectors to turn this knowledge into practice.

Our approach transcends political ideology.

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Sanderson Farms®’ Innovative Partnership with AGgrow Tech is Good for Poultry and Environment

Certified sustainably grown poultry bedding supports Birds’ well-being

Sanderson Farms® continues its commitment to animal well-being by partnering with AGgrow Tech. AGgrow Tech is the leader in supplying certified Sustainably Grown animal bedding fiber that comes from the production of Freedomâ  Giant Miscanthus. AGgrow Tech has established an additional 2,300 acres of Freedom in eastern North Carolina specifically for the poultry market. As part of this innovative initiative, AGgrow Tech will supply 1.8 million cubic feet of volume per year of premium bedding to Sanderson Farms. “This investment into the birds’ well-being will provide a healthier environment to deliver the best possible conditions,” says Randy Pettus director of production for Sanderson Farms.

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NC Shore Getting Help from Newest Technology

Erosion of North Carolina's shoreline is a growing problem, as development, boating traffic and extreme weather deplete the natural protections of estuaries and marine habitat. But the newest technology in artificial reefs is set to change that, and it's already being used in parts of the state.

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City of Charlotte and the Town of Morrisville Both Awarded 2017 EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded both the City of Charlotte Storm Water Services and the Town of Morrisville with the regional 2017 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Municipal Category. The City of Charlotte Storm Water Services won for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools South Park Watershed Enhancement Project, and the Town of Morrisville won for the Northwest Park Project. The awardees will be honored at a ceremony during the EPA Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference in Charleston, S.C. on May 15, 2017.

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