Tag: North Carolina

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

This microgrid can power an entire North Carolina town during an outage

February 2, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

A microgrid has been placed into service in the town of Hot Springs, North Carolina that will be able to power the entire town during an outage. The Hot Springs microgrid consists of a 2 MW (AC) solar facility and […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

North Carolina will receive $109M for EV charging stations

September 29, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Highway Administration will provide North Carolina with an estimated $109 million over five years through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. The majority of the funding will be used for the installation of Level 3 charging infrastructure […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Unpermitted North Carolina Landfill Creates Complaints and Fines

April 23, 2021

Via: Waste360

A three-acre parcel of land in Rowan County, North Carolina is being used as a landfill for brush, stumps and some debris from demolished homes. Nearby residents continue to contact the county with complaints about the illegal landfill. They are […]

Health & Insurance, Public Institutions, Public Works, Social Services

If This Self-Sufficient Hospital Cannot Stand Alone, Can Any Public Hospital Survive?

January 29, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

In America’s health care system, dominated by hospital chain leviathans, New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, is an anomaly. It is a publicly owned hospital that boasts good care at lower prices than most and still flourishes […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Telehealth Will Be Free, No Copays, They Said. But Angry Patients Are Getting Billed

April 27, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Karen Taylor had been coughing for weeks when she decided to see a doctor in early April. COVID-19 cases had just exceeded 5,000 in Texas, where she lives. Cigna, her health insurer, said it would waive out-of-pocket costs for “telehealth” […]

Basic Services

Remaining Coal Ash Basins to Close in North Carolina

January 3, 2020

Via: Waste360

In what is being touted as a major achievement that puts the coal ash debate to rest in North Carolina, state regulators, community groups and Duke Energy have agreed to a plan to permanently close the company’s remaining nine coal […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Meridian Waste Announces Expansion into North Carolina

October 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, announced it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the equity interests of Shotwell Landfill, Inc.; Shotwell Transfer Station II, Inc.; Capitol Waste Transfer, LLC; Capital Recycling, LLC; and Morrisville […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

North Carolina Gets Final Authorization for Hazardous Waste Revisions

October 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting North Carolina final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), according to the Federal Register. The agency published a proposed rule on August 23 […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hungry for green power, tech giants choose between utilities, independent developers

March 12, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

As tech companies and other large energy consumers are increasingly focusing on shifting toward a cleaner power supply, they face a choice to work with utilities or directly with developers. Microsoft announced on Thursday a deal with developer Invenergy for […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

North Carolina Communities Scale Back Recycling Collections

January 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

Since China stopped importing certain recyclable materials from the U.S., the recycling market across the country has been overflowing with material and prices have dropped significantly. In December, Moore County in North Carolina increased its recycling fees from $25 per […]

Public Utilities, Public Water System

N. Carolina Utilities Commission approves revenue increase for Aqua America subsidiary

December 26, 2018

Via: WaterWorld Wastewater

BRYN MAWR, PA, DEC 26, 2018 — Aqua America Inc.’s North Carolina subsidiary has received approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a revenue increase of $2.9 million, or 5.2 percent. The new customer rates enable Aqua to recover […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Duke boosts solar in North Carolina, but storage addition brings controversy

July 11, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Duke signaled its intention to begin the programs in January and won approval for the solar rebate in April and for the RFP in February. Last month, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) approved the pro forma power purchase agreement […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

North Carolina Scientists and Students Work to Combat Ocean Plastics

May 3, 2018

Via: Waste360

The waters off North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras are home to more marine mammals than anywhere else along the East Coast. And with talk of opening the whole coast to offshore drilling, and a swelling ocean plastics problem, environmentalists and scientists […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Money For Health Law Navigators Slashed — Except Where It’s Not

October 30, 2017

Via: Kaiser Health News

Despite all the efforts in Congress to repeal the health law this summer and fall, the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. People can start signing up for health insurance for 2018 starting Nov. 1. But […]