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Solar Farm Company Announces More 500MW Project Portfolios for Sale

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC has just announced that the company has several new large portfolios of Utility Scale Solar Farms for Sale. The project portfolios range in size from 300MW's to well over 1GW. The individual portfolios include Solar Farms in the 20MW to 100MW size with PPA's ranging in terms from 10 years to 25 years. ISS has a yearly revolving pipeline of over 10GW's in 35 states and typically when the company sells project portfolios that are ready for the sale the projects sell fast due to the fact that Innovative only develops high quality, high return projects with lower build costs, higher PPA terms and better overall returns for the investors that purchase these deals.


Biodiversity Loss From Deep-Sea Mining Will Be Unavoidable

Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of 15 marine scientists, resource economists and legal scholars argue in a letter published today in the journal Nature Geoscience.
The experts say the International Seabed Authority (ISA), which is responsible under the UN Law of the Sea for regulating undersea mining in areas outside national jurisdictions, must recognize this risk. They say it must also communicate the risk clearly to its member states and the public to inform discussions about whether deep-seabed mining should proceed, and if so, what standards and safeguards need to be put into place to minimize biodiversity loss.


North Carolina solar bill may help breweries go solar, but not Google

From Google to breweries to the state’s flagship university, big electricity users with big renewable energy goals in North Carolina

From Google to breweries to the state’s flagship university, big electricity users with big renewable energy goals in North Carolina face a key dilemma: Duke Energy, the only power supplier in most of the state, still sells predominantly fossil fuels and nuclear energy.

Now, these institutions say House Bill 589, the wide-ranging solar bill by Reps. John Szoka (R-Cumberland) and Dean Arp (R-Union), will begin to help some of them overcome this fundamental challenge – but not all.


Duke University Joint Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

The leaders of four units at Duke University that collaborate on advancing an accessible, affordable, reliable, and clean energy system for our state, our country, and the world. The leaders regard this challenge as one of the most pressing questions facing society in the 21st century, and one on which we should all be focused.

We pursue our goal by educating the leaders of tomorrow, conducting research that leads to innovative energy solutions, and engaging with decision makers in the public and private sectors to turn this knowledge into practice.

Our approach transcends political ideology.


Sanderson Farms®’ Innovative Partnership with AGgrow Tech is Good for Poultry and Environment

Certified sustainably grown poultry bedding supports Birds’ well-being

Sanderson Farms® continues its commitment to animal well-being by partnering with AGgrow Tech. AGgrow Tech is the leader in supplying certified Sustainably Grown animal bedding fiber that comes from the production of Freedomâ  Giant Miscanthus. AGgrow Tech has established an additional 2,300 acres of Freedom in eastern North Carolina specifically for the poultry market. As part of this innovative initiative, AGgrow Tech will supply 1.8 million cubic feet of volume per year of premium bedding to Sanderson Farms. “This investment into the birds’ well-being will provide a healthier environment to deliver the best possible conditions,” says Randy Pettus director of production for Sanderson Farms.


NC Shore Getting Help from Newest Technology

Erosion of North Carolina's shoreline is a growing problem, as development, boating traffic and extreme weather deplete the natural protections of estuaries and marine habitat. But the newest technology in artificial reefs is set to change that, and it's already being used in parts of the state.


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