Executives say sustainability is good for business

Executives from FUJIFILM, Lenovo, SAS, and John Deere said cutting emissions can benefit the bottom line while improving our environment at the Raleigh Chamber's first sustainability conference Wednesday. Michael Regan, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, called the market demand for greener products and policies a "win-win opportunity."

First 3D printing housing development in NC blueprint for sustainability, affordability

A $30 million project in the Halifax County town of Littleton is aiming to become the first 3D-printed housing development in North Carolina.
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Global Warming. Renewable Energy.

On the Record: The future of energy in NC

Broadly speaking the new Carbon Plan approved last week calls on Duke Energy to retire the vast majority of its coal-burning power plants, which right now produce 25 percent of electricity in the state.
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Environment

Could the end of free returns help the environment?

Returns have been growing year over year, creating millions of pounds of waste and needless emissions from shipping. Major retailers are starting to charge for returns, which could have a positive impact on the environment.
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Environment

The end of free returns could be good for the environment

Returns have been growing year over year, creating millions of pounds of waste and needless emissions from shipping. Major retailers are starting to charge for returns, which could have a positive impact on the environment.
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Global Warming. Renewable Energy.

Massachusetts, Maine to partner on large inland wind farm

Massachusetts intends to finance up to 40% of a wind power project in far northern Maine, potentially giving the state the partner it needs to make the project a reality.
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Global Warming. Renewable Energy.

New North Carolina Carbon plan draws criticism

North Carolina law requires Duke Energy and other electric utility providers to reduce carbon emissions by 70% from 2005 levels by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2050.