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PNS Daily News - July 15, 2020 


The Trump Administration reverses course on international student rule; the ultra-rich keep getting richer; and rental costs are burdens for low-wage workers.

2020Talks - July 15, 2020 


Biden follows up on a climate policy plan from his task force, made up of his and Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters. Alabama, Maine and Texas had elections; new data from California's March presidential primary show 1.5% of returned absentee ballots rejected.

Public News Service - NC: Energy Policy

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

RALEIGH, N.C. - People living downwind from North Carolina power plants could be breathing cleaner air starting in 2014, thanks to a new rule from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule reduces the amount of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution that po

RALEIGH, N.C. - Keys to understanding North Carolina's "green" economy can be found in a 92-page book released this week by the NC Sustainable Energy Coalition (NCSEC). The guide lists major renewable energy projects around the state, as well as jobs and resources. More than 1,800 renewable energy p

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Fort Bragg is one of many military bases and installations working toward higher energy efficiency and independence. The Army base is using cutting-edge technology including solar power, biofuels and thermal-energy storage. Former Sen. John Warner, R-Va., toured the Fayettevill

CARY, N.C. - Solar panels are taking a 21st-century turn with a new technology which enables panels to tilt in the direction of the sun. "Solar trackers" have been used in Europe and Asia, and now are being introduced to North Carolina. The solar farm in Cary already uses them. Brett Carlson, U.S.

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