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2009-07-28 17:05:00

RALEIGH, N.C., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A legislative bid to pursue a government takeover of Alcoa's Yadkin Hydroelectric Project was thwarted by a N.C. House committee today. The Water Resources and Infrastructure Committee voted 8-6 against allowing Senate Bill 967 to move forward. "We applaud the committee for standing up for private property rights and voting against an unprecedented government takeover that could have cost North Carolina $500 million or more," said Gene Ellis, a...

2008-08-01 12:00:41

By Josh McCann, Independent Tribune, Concord, N.C. Jul. 31--Gov. Mike Easley has signed a bill directing state lawmakers to study a private power company's request to continue operating a hydroelectric project on the Yadkin River. Easley approved the bill as expected this week, clearing the way for the General Assembly's Environmental Review Commission to examine Alcoa Power Generating Inc.'s application to federal regulators. A subsidiary of aluminum producer Alcoa, APGI wants a...

2008-07-18 18:00:23

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Patty Briguglio of MMI Associates, Inc., +1-919-233- 6600, patty@mmimarketing.com, for The N.C. Water Rights Committee RALEIGH, N.C., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The N.C. Water Rights Committee (www.ncwaterrights.org) is commending both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly for their unanimous votes to direct the Environmental Review Commission to study the impact of granting the request by Alcoa Power Generating, Inc. ("Alcoa") for renewal of a...

2008-07-16 03:00:00

By Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jul. 16--Water rights to the Yadkin River, including aluminum giant Alcoa's hydroelectric dams, will come under scrutiny this week in the N.C. legislature. Alcoa has been under growing political fire over its four dams, which once powered a Stanly County smelting mill that has largely closed. The company now makes about $8 million a year selling electricity. It has asked federal regulators to renew its hydroelectric license. Stanly County...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.