Category Archives: Energy

Hurray for lower gas prices!

Today, I saw gas in Raleigh for $1.99 a gallon.  And there was much rejoicing.  I sent an excited text.  I greeted the friend I was meeting for lunch with, “Guess what!”  I felt like I’d just gotten a raise.  Because in effect, I have.  We all have.  And that is good news. Not onlyContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

State lawmakers could tackle a number of K-12 education issues during the legislative session that resumes next week. Terry Stoops outlines some of the key education items up for discussion this year during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Michael Lowrey questions whether the state has developed good criteria for choosing new toll roadContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Roy Cordato’s analysis of the minimum wage’s impact on low-skilled workers. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal examines a new report that shows just how heavily the solar industry relies on taxpayer handouts.

The ‘success’ of solar is getting state & federal giveaways

That’s the real takeaway from a media-hyped Pew Charitable Trusts report, “Clean Economy Rising: Solar Shines in North Carolina.” My newsletter today explains. Here’s a snippet: There is not one page in the Pew report that does not underscore the fact that the ballyhooed “success” of solar energy in North Carolina is heavily dependent uponContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Princeton physics professor William Happer’s discourse on the “myth” of carbon pollution. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal rebuts misguided analysis of falling gasoline prices.

AFP sets its agenda for 2015 General Assembly

Americans for Prosperity will be encouraging the N.C. General Assembly to continue pushing back against environmental regulation, offering more patient-centered freedom in health care, continuing to push for tax reform, and providing for more educational freedom during the 2015 legislative session. AFP released its 2015 agenda on Thursday. It includes: Passage of a repeal ofContinue Reading

The gas-price conspiracy uncovered

Kevin Williamson‘s latest column at National Review Online examines nefarious forces underlying changes in gasoline prices. When gasoline prices jumped after the Russian annexation of Crimea, the usual dopes … detected the usual conspiracy: “The big gas companies collude and set the prices.” Even George W. Bush fell into that line of thinking, ordering theContinue Reading

CEI chief ponders cheap oil’s winners, ‘losers’

Lawson Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute devotes a Human Events column to exploring the economic impact of cratering oil prices. We all love cheap gas, don’t we? Well, maybe not everyone. Money magazine recently published an article with the head-turning title, “Cheap oil is killing my job.” It told the story of Marcus Benson,Continue Reading