A ban on land-based wind projects expired, but industry leaders say new onshore development isn’t a current priority.
A coalition of cities recently proposed a set of policy changes to help them meet ambitious energy goals.
The week’s moves are the first faint signs that North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and his administration are reacting to pressure from critics who say massive wood pellet production is exacerbating the climate crisis.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s new move to excavate ash from the commonwealth’s coal ash ponds puts more pressure on North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to follow suit, environmental advocates say.
Critics say the Democrat has done too little to address coal ash pollution, but that could change in 2019.