PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 

The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 

Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - NC: Energy Policy

The Obama administration has abandoned plans to lease parts of the Outer Continental Shelf off the Atlantic Coast to offshore drilling companies. (SirDouglas/morguefile)

OUTER BANKS, N.C. - Along with a breath of ocean air, residents and businesses along the North Carolina coast might be breathing a sigh of relief. The Obama administration is dropping its plans for drilling off the Atlantic coast. Plans had been announced last year to lease parts of the Outer Conti

Many Ikea stores have solar installation on their rooftops, which help provide a large portion of the energy consumed by their large stores. (Ikea)

RALEIGH, N.C. – There are 257 million square feet of available real estate in North Carolina – most of which would be an ideal host for solar panels, according to a report released this week by Environment North Carolina. Data included suggests the flat, often unshaded, roofs of big bo

President Barack Obama makes final preparations to the State of the Union address, in which he reiterated his commitment to climate action. (

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The commitment to climate action that President Barack Obama emphasized in his State of the Union address this week came as ideal timing for one North Carolina organization. The Collider is opening in Asheville in February, and the business and education facility has a goal

Drought is one of North Carolina's vulnerabilities when it comes to climate change, according to a recent report. Credit: inkogutto/

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina's tourism industry generated $20 billion last year alone, and a new report predicts natural disasters, largely brought on by extreme weather, would threaten that revenue. The report, States at Risk: America's Preparedness Report Card, gives the state a grade of "

A clean-energy economy in North Carolina would boost jobs and the economy if the proper policies are put in place, according to a report released this week. Credit: KevinP/

RALEIGH, N.C. - The south Atlantic region that includes North Carolina could see an increase of more than a half million jobs by 2050 if additional clean-energy policies are put into place, according to a report released this week. Nationwide, according to the study by NextGen Climate America, a no

Duke Energy says it will not build a new transmission line in western North Carolina and update South Carolina, in response to community opposition. Credit: wallyir/

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - After months of community protests, Duke Energy announced Wednesday it was abandoning plans to create a new transmission line and substation in western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. The largest electric power holding company in the U.S., Duke says it will replace the

North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality is one plaintiff in a 24-state lawsuit opposing the federal government and the implementation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Photo credit: Matthew Connors/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The state agency charged with protecting North Carolina's environmental quality is a plaintiff in a multi-state lawsuit against the federal government to halt the Clean Power Plan – which requires states to reduce emissions by 32 percent by 2030. With 24 states represent

A new report suggests Duke Energy is working to dismantle solar policies. Credit: pedrojperez/Morguefile

RALEIGH, N.C. - A new report paints a scathing picture of the top 12 players building support for anti-solar campaigns around the country - a dirty dozen of solar, so to speak - and Duke Energy is front and center. According to the report from the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Cent

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