Energy

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    CJ Reports: Intervention from governor’s adviser led to ACP document recall

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington reported on the approval process for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) so far. The story is proving to be more complex than many first believed. Carrington reports: Jan. 13, 2018. Duke Energy lobbyist Kathy Hawkins asked Ken Eudy, Gov. Roy Cooper’s senior adviser, to…
    Brenee Goforth, July 22, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the role of politics in N.C. permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how official statistics understate economic growth.
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2019
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    JLF’s Don van der Vaart on WBT’s Pat McCrory Show with Bo Thompson

    JLF’s Don van der Vaart appeared on the Pat McCrory Show on WBT Radio. Dr. van der Vaart went on the show to speak with the former governor about the Carolina Journal exclusive story on the Cooper family’s solar farm property. The story reports Gov. Roy Cooper and his…
    Brenee Goforth, July 13, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest developments surrounding a solar energy facility linked to Gov. Roy Cooper’s family. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges redistricting reform that favors voters.
    Mitch Kokai, July 8, 2019
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    Virginians criticize solar project

    Nic Rowan reports for the Washington Free Beacon on the latest objection to a large-scale solar energy facility. A proposed solar-panel facility near Culpeper, Va., has local residents and landowners dissatisfied, since many say it would disrupt Virginia’s historic sites while offering an unreliable energy source. “For reasons…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2019
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    Green groups don’t like Trump’s deregulation agenda

    Robert Bradley writes for National Review Online about the environmental lobby’s response to recent Trump administration actions. The Interior Department just revised a series of Obama-era regulations governing offshore oil and gas drilling — and environmentalists are hopping mad. Recently, green groups including the Sierra Club and EarthJustice…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2019
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    Energy inefficiency, illustrated

    Strata Solar, in its application to build a solar farm on Gov. Roy Cooper's Nash County property, disclosed that "Solar is an intermittent energy source, and therefore the maximum dependable capacity is 0 MW." For all practical purposes, what does that mean?
    Jon Sanders, June 27, 2019
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    CJ Reports: House bill scraps proposed wind turbine moratorium

    Senate Bill 377, also known as the “Military Base Protection Act,” recently received approval from the House Energy and Public Utilities Committee, according to a story in Carolina Journal by Don Carrington. While the bill made it through committee, it did not elude alterations. The bill was amended to…
    Brenee Goforth, June 27, 2019