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PNS Daily Newscast - October 1, 2020 


Concern that Trump's Proud Boys comments could encourage "alt-right" groups; report finds key swing states went into manufacturing decline pre-pandemic.


2020Talks - October 1, 2020 


Experts are concerned about white supremacist violence leading up to the election. And, the Presidential Debate Commission says they plan to change rules after Trump's almost constant interruptions.

Public News Service - NC: Energy Policy

Gov. Roy Cooper's Clean Energy Plan calls on North Carolina utilities to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by 2030. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- For the first time, Duke Energy is including wind power in its Integrated Resource Plan, an outline of how the state's largest utility plans to meet energy demand for the next 15 years. As one of a handful of proposed pathways to cut carbon emissions in half in the next decade, Duk

North Carolinians who are behind on their utility bills could be disconnected when the shutoff moratorium expires Saturday. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- As temperatures soar above 100 degrees in some regions, more than 1 million North Carolina households could lose access to air conditioning or running water when the state's ban on utility shutoffs expires Saturday. Rory McIlmoil, senior energy analyst at Appalachian Voices, said G

It's estimated more than a half million clean energy jobs in the United States have been lost this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Duke Energy remains the region's leader in installed solar capacity, but can no longer claim to have half of all the solar in the Southeast, according to a new report by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Bryan Jacob, the group's solar program director, co-authored the research.

Nationwide, most coal ash is disposed into lined landfills, known as ponds, often located near power plants where the coal was burned. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - A judge in Raleigh has revoked permits that would have allowed coal ash to be dumped at mine sites in Chatham and Lee counties, saying the permits were improperly issued. The state Department of Environmental Quality gave permits in 2015 to waste-management companies Green Meadow an

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is being challenged for not making the same shift as many other schools nationwide, from using coal to natural gas for energy. (Adobe Stock)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A pending lawsuit against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill claims the school is violating the federal Clean Air Act through its use of two coal-burning boilers. The Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club are plaintiffs in the case. Perrin de Jong is a

More than 400 companies in North Carolina are involved in the solar industry. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Solar energy in North Carolina is growing in popularity, and one Winston-Salem-based solar panel installation company has received recognition for its work to raise awareness of climate change and renewable energy. Jeff Redwine, co-owner of Renewable Energy Design Group, was

Much research on solar energy tends to leave out solar's benefits beyond the grid, according to a new report by Environment America. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Solar energy provides North Carolinians with environmental and health benefits that often are overlooked, according to a new report. A study from the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center and Frontier Group found by curbing the need to generate power at fossil-fuel pl

More than 90 percent of companies in the S&P Global 100 Index view extreme weather and climate change as a current or future risk to their business, according to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. (Adobe Stock)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Storms, hurricanes, and flooding have cost cities around the country billions of dollars, and today in Charlotte, business leaders – and GOP Congressman Patrick McHenry of Cherryville – are meeting to talk about how climate change is impacting the finance and busi

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