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Past articles by John:

Two Things: The scourge of pine straw; Senior art exhibit and duck-and-cover

UNCG is opening today an art exhibit dedicated to aging creative minds. → Read More

As more state residents choose electric vehicles, Guilford is leading the charge

A growing number of drivers in the Triad and across North Carolina are plugging in rather than filling up. → Read More

Tesla taps Triad for proposed third NC sales center

Tesla, the electric-vehicle powerhouse led by enigmatic tech magnate Elon Musk, is eyeing the Triad for its third North Carolina sales and service center. → Read More

A look at the Triad's biggest greenhouse gas polluters, including NC's worst

The Triad is now home to North Carolina’s largest single source of industrial emissions that contribute to climate change. → Read More

NC Attorney General requests loan breaks for customers of bankrupt solar firm

The request covers loans for panels installed by Mooresville-based Pink Energy, formerly known as Power Home Solar. → Read More

Power trips: Greensboro's Volvo to help create charging network for big rigs

The traditional truck stop is poised to plug in to the future. → Read More

How much could your power bill increase in coming years? There's a hint in latest request from Duke Energy Progress.

A typical Duke Energy Progress customer would pay $25 more a month by October 2025 ... → Read More

Lights out: The biggest threat to Triad birds may be flying through cities at night

As many of 3 million birds a day are flying over Forsyth County daily as another fall migration season launches. → Read More

Biden, Trump loom over NC's US Senate race

Historically, the party controlling the White House typically loses House and Senate seats in mid-term elections. → Read More

Taking charge: NC electric vehicles on the rise

North Carolina drivers are gradually choosing to plug in rather than fill up. → Read More

'Accidents waiting to happen': Pipeline with 2 million gallon leak runs through Triad

In the Triad, the Alpharetta, Georgia-based company has been warned multiple times by NCDEQ this year about unacceptable concentrations of a gasoline additive, which has been banned in several states → Read More

'Piercing-sucking' pest: First NC infestation of invasive lanternfly is in Forsyth County

The spotted lanternfly is a “piercing-sucking insect" that, while feeding, produces copious amounts of a sticky substance known as honeydew that attracts stinging insects and leaves behind a black mold → Read More

Volvo to unplug with self-charging electric big rigs

Volvo, which has a large Greensboro presence, expects to begin U.S. production before the end of the decade on large electric transport trucks that charge themselves and emit only water → Read More

Pair of new solar farms on horizon in Rockingham County

Electricity from the two arrays — with a combined capacity of nearly 12 megawatts, enough to power about 1,600 typical North Carolina homes at one time — will be sold → Read More

177 Triad residents planned for solar projects in April

In Guilford, 61 property owners notified the commission that they planned home solar projects, while 40 Forsyth residents reported their intent to install panels. At the city level within the → Read More

Winning bids total $315M for wind-energy sites off NC coast

Duke Energy Renewables Wind, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, submitted a top bid of $155 million to lease a 55,000-acre site, while TotalEnergies Renewables USA made a top offer of → Read More

NC getting $171M to cut emissions; Triad gets $2M this year

North Carolina is set to receive nearly $171 million in federal funding over a five-year period for projects aimed at reducing vehicle emissions in the state. → Read More

Potential NC windfall: State poised to ride offshore clean energy wave

The ocean wind that powered the Wright Brothers' famous first flight has the potential to fuel North Carolina's clean-energy economy. → Read More

Triad firms have jump on proposed climate-related disclosure rules

Executives from HanesBrands Inc. in Winston-Salem, and Greensboro-based Unifi Inc. and Volvo Group North America said their companies are on a path toward achieving the level of climate-related disclosure reflected → Read More

NC in danger of missing climate goals, report finds

Without aggressive new policies that force the issue, North Carolina will fall well short of its 2025 and 2030 targets for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, according to an assessment issued → Read More