Energy

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    JLF’s Jon Sanders Discusses Energy Costs for Radio Show “Mornings with Joe Catenacci”

    On Wednesday, May 20, JLF’s Director of Regulatory Studies, Jon Sanders, went on the radio with Joe Catenacci of Wilmington’s Big Talker 106.7 FM. Sanders and Catenacci discussed the reopening of restaurants and Sanders’ recent paper on electricity costs in North Carolina. On the matter of restaurants, Sanders stated: I…
    Brenee Goforth, May 22, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online why North Carolina’s next phase of reopening might not help struggling restaurants and bars. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains how to protect N.C. energy customers in a post-COVID-19 economy.
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2020
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    Now more than ever, we need least-cost, reliable electricity

    The post-COVID economy is going to be stark. People are going to be hurting. This is no time for expensive policy games that were barely tolerable even when times were good
    Jon Sanders, May 11, 2020
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    High Energy Bills Cost More Than Dollars

    North Carolina had held the title “second in solar” for a few years now, but that title does not come cheap. And as JLF’s Jon Sanders writes in his latest research brief, higher energy costs can cost lives. Sanders writes: Energy poverty is a serious issue. Research shows that higher…
    Brenee Goforth, May 11, 2020
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    Natural gas fares well in tanking energy market

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner highlights one bright spot in the flailing energy sector. Natural gas is withstanding the coronavirus-fueled economic crash in a way that its closely associated relative, oil, isn’t. Oil prices have reached record lows, with the U.S. benchmark oil price briefly dropping below…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2020
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    COVID-19 lockdown offers preview of Green New Deal

    Editors at the Washington Examiner suggest that life under the left-wing Green New Deal would resemble the coronavirus economic shutdown. When socialist darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez first floated her “Green New Deal,” it was an intangible vision for society rather than a concrete policy proposal. Even after the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 27, 2020
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    COVID-19 offers good news to ‘ecosocialists’

    Editors at the Washington Free Beacon highlight one group that’s happy about the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic impact. As the economy has ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, demand for oil has dropped, but Texas rigs have continued to pump it out of the ground. With…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2020
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    Virginia’s about to hammer its own people to pay $50 Billion more for electricity

    Calling this thing is "an example for other states" is like calling Wile E. Coyote an example for other bird watchers and rock climbers. It's an example of what not to do to your people. North Carolinians need their legislators to avoid Virginia's folly.
    Jon Sanders, March 10, 2020