Today, Dec. 12, federal, state, corporate and local officials dedicated the first of three Asheville solar electric vehicle charging stations.
As the end of this year approaches, I think it’s a good time to take a moment and consider the future — our own individual futures and that of the world in which we all live and upon which we all depend. In considering the future, I think it’s crucial that we think about what […]
Several solar-power plants are in operation or on the drawing boards across the state of North Carolina. Proponents declare that the industry is coming of age — from residential to small-company to large-utility applications.
EPA rolls in on the TAGA bus When wildfires surged through Southern California, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was on the scene with a TAGA bus. Chemical fire? Monitoring fumigation used to dispel Anthrax? Analyzing toxic vapors in the subsurface? All jobs for the TAGA bus. Short for “trace atmospheric gas analyzer,” the $1 million […]
Tracking N.C.‘s carbon footprint A new online database called Carbon Monitoring for Action could prove to be a powerful tool for activists who are pushing companies and policy-makers to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Available at no cost to users, the easy-to-navigate database displays information about how much carbon dioxide individual power plants, utilities and geographic regions […]
Buncombe County Rep. Susan Fisher is one of several state legislators seeking a delay on approval for two new coal-fired power plants west of Charlotte.