North Carolina

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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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Request for Renewable Energy Alternate Use Lease on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) near North Carolina Apex Wind Energy (Outer Banks Offshore Energy) Jul 14 2010
BOEM Finalizes North Carolina Offshore Lease BOEM Oct 2 2017
Baseline Bioacoustics Characterization for Offshore Renewable Energy Development Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jan 1 2015
Integrative Statistical Modeling and Predictive Mapping of Seabird Distribution and Abundance on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Bureau of Ocean Energy Management May 1 2013
BOEM Proposed Sale Notice offshore North Carolina Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Aug 12 2016
BOEM Awards North Carolina Competitive Lease Sale Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Mar 17 2017
North Carolina- Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
Interior Department Announces 122,000 Acre Offshore North Carolina Auction Department of the Interior Jan 17 2017
Building an Infrastructure for Ocean Based Renewable Energy in the Southeast U.S.: Phase 2C- Offshore Wind Energy Transmission Study Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA); North Carolina State Energy Office (NCSEO); South Carolina State Energy Office (SCEO); Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE); US Department of Energy (DOE) Sep 9 2011
Siting Analysis for Potential Near-Term Offshore Wind Farm Development: Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina- Phase 2A of the Southeast Ocean-Based Renewable Energy Infrastructure Project Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA); North Carolina State Energy Office (NCSEO); South Carolina State Energy Office (SCEO); Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE); US Department of Energy (DOE) Mar 2 2011
Siting Analysis for Potential Near-Term Offshore Wind Farm Development: Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina- Phase 2A of the Southeast Ocean-Based Renewable Energy Infrastructure Project Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA); North Carolina State Energy Office (NCSEO); South Carolina State Energy Office (SCEO); Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE); US Department of Energy (DOE) Mar 29 2012
Report of the Governor's Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy Governor Beverly Perdue Dec 13 2011
Executive Order No. 96- Offshore Wind Economic Development Task Force Governor Beverly Perdue Jun 30 2010
Executive Order No. 23- Governor's Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy Governor Beverly Perdue Sep 18 2009
Annual Report Regarding Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) in North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue; North Carolina Environmental Review Commission; North Carolina Legislature Sep 30 2011
Annual Report Regarding Long Range Needs for Expansion of Electric Generation Facilities for Service in North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue; North Carolina Legislature Nov 30 2011
Governors' South Atlantic Alliance (GSAA) Partnership Agreement Governors Bev Perdue (NC); Mark Sanford (SC); Sonny Perdue (GA); Charlie Crist (FL) Jun 5 2009
Governors' South Atlantic Alliance (GSAA) Action Plan Governors' South Atlantic Alliance (GSAA) Dec 17 2010
Visualization Study for Offshore North Carolina Mangi Environmental Group; TJ Boyle Associates, LPES, Inc. Aug 2 2012
Considerations by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries on Habitat Areas of Particular Concern National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Oct 6 2011
Offshore Wind Energy Issues National Park Service (NPS) May 11 2011
Temporary Moratorium on Wind Projects Proposed in North Carolina North American Windpower Mar 23 2017
Developing a Management Strategy for North Carolina's Coastal Ocean North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) Jun 15 2009
Offshore Wind Energy Development in North Carolina: Discussion of the Legal Framework North Carolina Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center Jun 30 2008
State of the North Carolina Workforce 2011-2020 North Carolina Commission on Workforce Development May 23 2011
North Carolina Offshore Wind Energy Potential Development Areas Map North Carolina Department of Commerce May 11 2011
North Carolina Maritime Strategy Draft Final Report North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT); Governor's Logistics Task Force Feb 15 2012
Fishing in North Carolina Coastal Waters- Ocean Energy Task Force North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) May 11 2011
North Carolina's Renewable Energy Policy North Carolina Energy Policy Council Jun 28 2011
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) and Sustainable Energy in North Carolina North Carolina Energy Policy Council Apr 20 2012

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