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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $20,600,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $6,600,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               29,000

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $2,400,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $600,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           14,500

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Ashe County Wind Farm, NC

STATUS:  Killed TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Ashe County Commissioners; Friends of Ashe County; Local residents PROSPECTS:  Unlikely BACKGROUND:  In 2006 Northwest Wind Developers, LLC filed for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for an electric generation facility consisting of 25-28 … Continue reading

Golden Wind Farm, NC

STATUS: On hold TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Neighbors of Bettie, North Carolina; U.S. Marine Corps PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND:  The Golden Wind Farm is located near Bettie, North Carolina.  The project includes 3 wind turbines and is being developed by two entrepreneurs, … Continue reading

Duke Energy, Cliffside Steam Station, NC

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Southern Environmental Law Center, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund, North Carolina Waste Awareness & Reduction Network, National Parks Conservation Association PROSPECTS: Likely BACKGROUND: … Continue reading

Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant, New Hill, North Carolina

STATUS:  Delayed TYPE: Nuclear OPPOSITION:  NC Waste Awareness and Reduction Network (NC WARN); local residents.   PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  On February 19, 2008, Progress Energy applied for a combined license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to build two … Continue reading