Energy

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    Biden’s drilling ban would create major economic hole

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner highlights an industry report about a key energy proposal from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Joe Biden’s pledge to block oil and gas drilling on federal lands and waters would force the United States to rely more on foreign energy sources, cost…
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2020
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    Cooper’s Flagrant Disregard of Green Nuclear

    On September 1, JLF’s Dr. Don van der Vaart, former Secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, published a research brief examining the inception of Dem. Gov. Roy Cooper’s Clean Energy Plan (CEP). This week, Dr. van der Vaart wrote part two of his examination – focusing on…
    Brenee Goforth, September 10, 2020
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    “US gives first-ever OK for small commercial nuclear reactor”

    From the AP report: U.S. officials have for the first time approved a design for a small commercial nuclear reactor, and a Utah energy cooperative wants to build 12 of them in Idaho. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday approved…
    Jon Guze, September 4, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Now that both major parties have completed official nominations of their presidential candidates, the 2020 election campaign can shift into top gear. Rick Henderson highlights key moments from the GOP national convention for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains…
    Mitch Kokai, September 4, 2020
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    Cooper’s Not-So-Clean Energy Plan

    Dem. Gov. Roy Cooper has seemingly taken every opportunity to promote renewable energy in North Carolina – and just as often stymie advancement of other energy sources like natural gas (see his treatment of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline). In his research brief this week, Dr. Don van der Vaart…
    Brenee Goforth, September 2, 2020
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    Biden’s support for a Green New Deal

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s energy and environmental policy priorities. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden believes that a “Green New Deal” is “a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face,” and many elements of his $2 trillion…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Available data make it easier to tell the story of the patients most likely to struggle with COVID-19. Jordan Roberts analyzes a recent COVID-19 profile for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart and Dominic Coletti discuss unintended consequences associated with federal…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2020
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    End of Atlantic Coast Pipeline hurts Eastern North Carolina

    Low-cost energy is an essential ingredient to economic vitality. Rodney Pitts, chairman of Southern Elevator and a John Locke Foundation board member sent the following to the Charlotte Observer as a letter to the editor. The shutting down of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project, financed by Dominion Energy and Duke…
    Joseph Coletti, July 24, 2020