Tuesday, December 27, 2011

EPRI Electric Vehicle Report

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) released a report on the technology and status of electric vehicles and the effect that use of electric vehicles will have on the environment and the electrical grid. This report is available free from EPRI. Click here.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays

From Conserve NC to you and your family:
Best wishes for a happy holiday season and new year!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pantego Wind Farm

Conserve NC is a supporter of alternatives to fossil fuel, including wind energy. We recognize that one of the limitations of wind energy is the environmental consequences of improper siting, particularly the effect on wildlife.

One example of bad wind farm siting is the proposed Pantego wind farm in Beauford County in eastern NC. This is a proposed 80MW wind farm that is to be located near the Pongo lake area of the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Pantego Wind Energy LLC has asked for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the NC Utilities Commission.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wind Power

ConserveNC supports the development of wind power when the wind turbine sites will not adversely affect either people or wildlife. One of the major problems of wind energy is the fact that improperly sited wind turbines can kill birds and bats or disrupt the habitat of wildlife.

Certain locations off the shore of NC are not used by birds or other wildlife that would be disrupted by wind turbines. These areas also have relatively strong and steady wind and will supply a large amount of energy. They should be used.

For more information, see offshorewindnc.org/

In future posts, we will comment about wind power, particularly off shore wind power. So stay tuned.