‘Rather than sending armfuls of hard-earned money to large corporations that operate centralized coal and gas plants, why not keep that money circulating here by choosing local, renewable energy sources?’
“With some encouragement, we should be leading the way into tech energy for considerable profit and benefit.”
“Having the citizens be able to choose what kind of power they will pay for is so very, very long overdue.”
Bruce Nilles, director of Sierra Club’s ‘Beyond Coal’ campaign, spoke at the May 23 Green Drinks. His goal: Start a local conversation about retiring Progress Energy’s plant in Skyland and get WNC off coal for good.
At Blue Ridge Biofuels, we are always excited to see our feedstock clients being recognized for their commitment to sustainable practices in pursuit of green restaurant certification [“Asheville Restaurants Go Green,” Jan. 18 Xpress]. I would also like to add that each of the restaurants mentioned in the article, including Posana Café, Tupelo Honey Café, […]
Coordinated by the local YWCA, this year’s Stand Against Racism events involve 100 different organizations from across the community. Below is a calendar of major events. Look for the full story in the April 27 issue of Xpress. Additional groups that wish to become involved in the events can still register until April 22. For […]
Proposed legislation promoting 200 new U.S. nuclear reactors is foolhardy. Construction costs will continue to escalate, exceeding $10 billion each before any could be operational 10 years hence; $2 trillion for completion would become the largest energy boondoggle in U.S. history. Furthermore, despite claims it's "clean,” dirty fossil fuel is expended, deadly radioactive waste created […]
Two local companies — First Light Solar Energy and Innova Homes — were recently awarded $61,000 and $51,160, respectively, from the North Carolina Green Business Fund.
Electricity sparked Benjamin Franklin‘s curiosity—dangerously so. He strung a wire to an iron rod attached to his chimney, rigging it to ring a bell in the house when struck by lightning (never mind the risk of fire). And in 1752, in the middle of a thunderstorm, he also stuck a wire on a kite (or […]
The state legislature’s attempt to boost energy efficiency and increase alternative sources, Senate Bill 3, may go too far into consumer pocketbooks.
According to David Wallace, the western representative for the North Carolina State Energy Office, Gov. Mike Easley‘s proposed new budget would leave many of the state’s alternative-energy initiatives in the lurch.