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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - NC: Energy Policy

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.

RALEIGH, N.C. - The mercury in the air North Carolinians breathe is expected to be reduced significantly by new standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency. The standards will require coal-fired power plants to install the maximum controls available to reduce mercury air pollution. M

MORGANTON, N.C. - Mercury, arsenic and dioxins emitted by coal-fired power plants would have to be reduced under proposed rules unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week. While the restrictions are written for public-health benefits under the Clean Air Act, a national sportsmen

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Dipping temperatures are raising heating bills for all North Carolinians, and many seniors are feeling a heavy burden on their fixed incomes. Weatherization money from federal stimulus dollars is helping ease the cost by equipping seniors with more efficient ways to heat their ho

DURHAM, N.C. - Solar and nuclear power now cost about the same to generate, at least in North Carolina. That's according to a study conducted by NC Warn, a nonprofit focusing on climate protection. The group's new report finds that solar and nuclear power production costs are at about 16 cents per k

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