Arguing against subsidies for traditional energy sources and for more subsidies for renewable energy sources is just another example of arguing "That cronyism is bad because it can't go to this cronyism." How about no cronyism at all?
Version 4 takes a couple of small steps in the right direction in competitive procurement and adds sensible provisions on decommission and reclamation of solar projects and on a moratorium on new wind projects till further study.
Rep. Jimmy Dixon's (R-Duplin) amendment removed a section calling for a study of existing property tax exclusions for solar facilities and possible new ones for swine and poultry waste energy facilities.
Owing to a long menu of highly favorable state policies, North Carolina has 60 percent of that nation’s PURPA qualifying solar facilities all by itself. David Fountain, the North Carolina president for Duke Energy, writes in Charlotte Business Journal: Today, Duke Energy must buy from…
For whatever reason this never makes news reports, even though it is big news: Energy-based emissions in North Carolina, like the U.S., have been falling all century. Here are some graphs; read more about them in my Spotlight report on The Market Forces Behind North Carolina’s Falling Emissions.