Offshore wind energy http://whqr.org en Offshore Wind Energy Advocates say North Carolina Lags Behind Atlantic Coastal States http://whqr.org/post/offshore-wind-energy-advocates-say-north-carolina-lags-behind-atlantic-coastal-states <p></p><p>North Carolina could begin issuing oil and natural gas drilling permits as early as next spring. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:03:38 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 57890 at http://whqr.org Offshore Wind Energy Advocates say North Carolina Lags Behind Atlantic Coastal States Business Brief: Wind farms off NC could be boon for Cape Fear economy http://whqr.org/post/business-brief-wind-farms-nc-could-be-boon-cape-fear-economy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wind farms just a few miles off the coast of North Carolina could be a reality within the decade.&nbsp; After tax incentives for these projects were renewed in the recent “fiscal cliff” deal, the </span><a href="http://www.boemre.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Bureau of Ocean Energy Management</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> came to Wilmington to hear what area residents and stakeholders think.&nbsp; That’s because two of three projects planned for North Carolina coastal waters are in the Cape Fear region.</span></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:09:58 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 31129 at http://whqr.org Business Brief: Wind farms off NC could be boon for Cape Fear economy Offshore wind energy tax credits expire at year-end; NC one of leading candidates for wind farms http://whqr.org/post/offshore-wind-energy-tax-credits-expire-year-end-nc-one-leading-candidates-wind-farms <p>A coalition of environmental groups, small businesses, and elected officials in the state say offshore wind energy is a portal to good jobs, renewable, clean energy.&nbsp; And it's dramatically under-planned and underfunded in North Carolina.&nbsp; Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:16:24 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 24065 at http://whqr.org Offshore wind energy tax credits expire at year-end; NC one of leading candidates for wind farms