Stories tagged: "energy"


FILE - Power transmission lines deliver electricity to rural Orange County on Aug. 14, 2018, near Hillsborough, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
More Than 10,000 Rural NC Residents Will Get Connected to Better, More Reliable Electric Lines Thanks to Federal Funds

Seven rural North Carolina co-ops and utilities are receiving $235 million in loans to expand and modernize the electric grid, improve grid security, make electricity transmission more reliable and efficient, and reduce costs for consumers. 

FILE - Power transmission lines deliver electricity to rural Orange County on Aug. 14, 2018, near Hillsborough, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
Gunfire Damages North Carolina Substation, No Outage Caused

EnergyUnited said that an alarm early Tuesday alerted it to an equipment problem at the substation in Randolph County, north of Charlotte.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, April 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Op-Ed: Sustainable Electricity We Can Rely On

In an op-ed, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper highlights the importance of building up the state's sustainable electricity infrastructure.

A person in an orange shirt accompanied by another in gray load numerous gas containers into a sedan at a Charlotte, NC gas station.
Hoarders Are Reselling Gas at $100 a Gallon in NC. Here’s Why That’s an Offer You Should Definitely Refuse.

Hoarders are reselling gas at high markups in North Carolina, but buying is dangerous and thanks to Colonial Pipeline resuming production, unnecessary.

BENSON, NC - MAY 12: Motorists use gas pumps at a refueling station on May 12, 2021 in Benson, North Carolina. Most stations in the area along I-95 are without fuel following the Colonial Pipeline hack. The 5,500 mile long pipeline delivers a large percentage of fuel on the East Coast from Texas up to New York. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Don’t Put Gas in Plastic Bags, NC: Tips for Surviving the Fuel Shortage

In parts of North Carolina, up to 70% of stations are without fuel after panic-buyers swamped the pumps.