Jacksonville Daily News: Panel hears mixed opinions on offshore energy

Mar 18, 2011 | In the News, State Press Clips

National security, sustainable living, ethical choices and moral guidance are reasons and rationals for the opposition to a new offshore drilling scheme in North Carolina. At a public outreach session sponsored by the Governor’s Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy, only one person spoke in favor of the drilling and the jobs it could create. The majority of opinions expressed were opposed to the plans. Alternative energy sources were also discussed and wind was highlighted by representatives from North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light. “North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light strongly holds that energy policy should be focused on clean, renewable energy,” said member Robert Meadows of Beaufort. “We can achieve that goal by development of our extensive wind resources in the waters off North Carolina.”

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Jacksonville Daily News March 12, 2011
By Jannette Pippin

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