Temporary Moratorium on Wind Projects Proposed in North Carolina

North American Windpower
Betsy Lillian
Citing efforts to protect the state’s military installations, a newly filed bill in the North Carolina Senate is seeking a temporary moratorium on the construction of new wind projects.
The Military Operations Protection Act of 2017 – sponsored by Sens. Harry Brown, R-Onslow; Louis Pate, R-Wayne; and Norman Sanderson, R-Pamlico – calls for an independent, data-driven study of the extent and scope of the state’s military operations, as well as the impact that building wind turbines could have on them.
On the offshore wind side, Avangrid Renewables recently won a $9 million federal auction to construct a project off Kitty Hawk, N.C.
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017
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