The NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), a leading 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to shaping the state’s clean and efficient energy future, announces the results of the fourth annual North Carolina Statewide Survey (MoE ± 3.45) confirming overwhelming support for the increased use of diverse clean energy sources by voters of all political parties. According to the poll of 803 registered North Carolina voters conducted by Fallon Research March 23-27, 2014, 83 percent of respondents think state leaders and elected officials should seek more renewable energy sources to provide consumers and businesses with affordable electricity. Additionally, 90 percent of respondents support the use of solar energy, while 88 and 82 percent support the use of energy-efficient programs and land-based wind energy, respectively.
The Bakken is one of North America’s largest oil-rich shale plays. Longer horizontal well bores and widespread use of hydraulic fracturing spurred soaring production. North Dakota now ranks second among U.S. oil-producing states – and a large portion of the domestic drilling rig fleet will be retrofitted to walking or skidding systems by year-end. More than 70% of Bakken oil moves by rail tank car, giving crude-by-rail the leading role for getting Bakken production to market. Economic impacts are seen state-wide as North Dakota proudly claims the nation’s lowest unemployment and a per-person gross domestic output significantly higher than the national average.
Shoppers are spending more on specialty eggs, but new research reveals they don’t really know what they are buying.
Ford marks a major milestone with the sale of its 500,000th 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost-equipped F-150. Not only on a national level have customers responded to the automaker’s EcoBoost technology option, but Atlanta consumers are turning to Ford’s EcoBoost trucks to save money at the pump. To put it into perspective, More than 56 million gallons of gasoline have been saved as Ford truck customers are choosing V6 EcoBoost engines – more than all the fuel savings of electric and plug-in electric vehicles ever sold.