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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


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Public News Service - NC: Energy Policy

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina consumers can get money back on a new appliance purchase in the Tar Heel State starting this month. The state's Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program has reopened, with funds allocated from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act federal stimulus package. The Energy

PITTSBORO, N.C. - The North Carolina State Assembly is set to consider legislation to allow the controversial mining process known as fracking, which is illegal in the state. Fracking involves injecting a highly pressurized mixture of water and chemicals into underground shale to release natural ga

DURHAM, N.C. - Many business owners assume going green will put them in the red, but a nonprofit organization based in North Carolina insists that doesn't have to be the case. The Institute for Sustainable Development in Durham runs a two-year program called Green Plus that focuses on education and

CHAPEL HILL, N. C. – North Carolina residents should breathe a little easier after a settlement between Duke Energy and conservation groups. The power company has agreed to begin phasing out more than 1600 megawatts of coal-fired power. The system-wide changes were spurred by construction of a

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. - The New Year will bring a small silver lining to the cloud of acid rain that's been falling for years on western North Carolina. The state has settled its seven-year lawsuit against the Tennessee Valley Authority for air pollution from the agency's coal-fired power plants. Now,

RALEIGH, N.C. - As the fall season sweeps into North Carolina, it will take a while for the summer of weather extremes to be forgotten. Much of the state began the season with a drought and ended with flooding caused by extreme rainfall, in addition to the impact of Hurricane Irene. Scientists say

RALEIGH, N.C. - Many issues divide the nation, but Americans are in strong agreement about the issue of dependence on foreign oil, according to a new study. The survey by the Pew Clean Energy Program found that 91 percent of Americans view dependence on oil as a threat to national security. Most of

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina is plugging into the possibilities clean-energy technology has to offer. This week, Raleigh hosts "Plug-In 2011," an annual conference of clean-energy experts, focusing on transportation. With tax-credit incentives for clean-energy companies to locate in the state an

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