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PNS Daily Newscast - January 19, 2020 


The Biden inauguration speech seen as a potential launching point for a resilient democracy; an increase in mental distress noted in Virginia.


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Trump expected to issue around 100 pardons and commutations today. Biden and Harris celebrate MKL and prep for first days in office. Voting rights legislation introduced in Congress could expand access to voting and reduce partisan gerrymandering.

Public News Service - NC: Energy Policy

Wind has the potential to support over 600,000 jobs in manufacturing, installation, maintenance and supporting services by 2050, according to the U.S. Dept. of Energy. (Adobe Stock)<br />

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- A new poll found more than six in 10 North Carolina voters think the state should be prioritizing wind and solar energy. Nearly 90% said renewables are 'very important' to North Carolina's future, and many believe the building of offshore wind projects along the coast will create m

Abbott Park, a mobile home park in Lumberton, N.C. Researchers examining the health effects of rising temperatures in counties like Robeson are looking at how higher temperatures can affect residents and exacerbate social vulnerabilities. (Julia Wall/JWALL@NEWSOBSERVER.COM)

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States such as North Carolina hope offshore wind farms will create more green jobs. (Adobe Stock)

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WILMINGTON, N.C. -- North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia have formally agreed to collaborate on advancing offshore wind projects and jobs in a memorandum of understanding signed by Governors Roy Cooper, Larry Hogan and Ralph Northam. Dominion Energy currently operates the only federally approved o

The Southern Blue Ridge Mountains are among the most climate-resilient landscapes in the U.S., according to new research by a team of scientists at The Nature Conservancy. (Adobe Stock)

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Animals are on the move to escape rising temperatures and increased floods and drought, but some could find refuge in North Carolina's Sandhills and Southern Blue Ridge, according to a new map developed by scientists at The Nature Conservancy. The map pinpoints biodiverse "hotspots

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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