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North Carolina was the first Southeastern state to adopt a renewable energy portfolio standard. The current RPS requires investor-owned utilities to supply 12.5% of retail electricity sales from renewable energy and energy efficiency sources by 2021.

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Title Source/Sponsorsort descending Date
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) and Sustainable Energy in North Carolina North Carolina Energy Policy Council Apr 20 2012
Senate Bill 3 (Session Law 2007-397)- Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) North Carolina Legislature Aug 20 2007
Coastal Demonstration Wind Turbines [S. 202, section 9.14 (a-e) Ratified] North Carolina Legislature Jun 30 2009
Final Report to the General Assembly and the Environmental Review Commission North Carolina Legislature May 20 2010
Coastal Wind- Energy For North Carolina's Future- A Study of the Feasibility of Wind Turbines in the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and in Ocean Waters Off the North Carolina Coast North Carolina Legislature Jan 19 2011
Coastal Wind- Energy For North Carolina's Future- A Study of the Feasibility of Wind Turbines in the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and in Ocean Waters Off the North Carolina Coast North Carolina Legislature Jun 18 2009
Recommended Mitigation Options for Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions North Carolina Legislature Oct 3 2008
Offshore Wind Jobs and Economic Development Act [S. 747 First Edition] North Carolina Legislature Apr 20 2011
North Carolina: Offshore Wind Energy, Natural Gas & Oil Resources North Carolina Offshore Wind Coalition May 2 2011
Offshore Wind Jobs and Economic Development Act- S. 747 Fact Sheet North Carolina Offshore Wind Coalition Apr 28 2011
Offshore Wind in North Carolina North Carolina State Energy Office (NCSEO) Apr 27 2009
Quantitative Assessment of Ocean-Based Renewable Energy Zones in North Carolina North Carolina State Energy Office (NCSEO); Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA); Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE); US Department of Energy (DOE) May 21 2010
Report on the North Carolina Transmission Planning Collaborative (NCTPC) 2010-2020 Transmission Plan North Carolina Transmission Planning Collaborative (NCTPC) Jan 18 2011
Report on the North Carolina Transmission Planning Collaborative (NCTPC) 2011-2021 Transmission Plan North Carolina Transmission Planning Collaborative (NCTPC) Jan 18 2012
Rulemaking Proceeding to Implement Session Law 2007-397- Order Adopting Final Rules [Docket No. E-100, Sub 113] North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) Feb 29 2008
Analysis of a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) for the State of North Carolina North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) Dec 7 2006
Rulemaking Proceeding to Implement Session Law 2007-397- Order Amending Final Rules [Docket No. E-100, Sub 113] North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) Mar 13 2008
PJM Renewable Integration Study (PRIS)- Task 2: Scenario Development and Analysis PJM Interconnection LLC Jan 26 2012
PJM Renewable Integration Study (PRIS)- Task 1: Wind and Solar Power Profiles PJM Interconnection LLC Feb 17 2012
Offshore Wind Farm Approval Process, North Carolina Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP) Jun 3 2003
Benefiting North Carolina Communities with Offshore Wind Farms Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP) Dec 15 2003
Revised Environmental Assessment for Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Offshore North Carolina U.S Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jan 1 2015
Revised Environmental Assessment for Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Offshore North Carolina U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jan 1 2015
Commercial Wind Energy Leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore North Carolina U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Aug 7 2014
Benthic Habitat Mapping and Assessment in the Wilmington-East Wind Energy Call Area U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jan 13 2016
Fishing, Diving, and Ecotourism Stakeholder Uses and Habitat Information for North Carolina Wind Energy Call Areas U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Dec 11 2013
Milestone Reached for Commercial Wind Energy Development Offshore North Carolina U.S. Department of the Interior Apr 26 2016
Climate Change Committee Report University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), Institute for the Environment (IE) Aug 26 2009
UNC Offshore Wind Power Development Follow-Up Study: Suggested Revisions to AOI #3 and Suggested Cautions to AOI #4 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) Aug 2 2012
Risks to Birds and Wildlife from Offshore Wind Farms: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE)- North Carolina Task Force University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) May 11 2011

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