Energy

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    A technical problem for the Green New Deal

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner details one of the chief obstacles facing the proposed Green New Deal. The Green New Deal would require an overhaul of the transmission lines that deliver wind and solar power, a major logistical obstacle to the progressive plan for radically revamping the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the public relations group assembled to sell Gov. Roy Cooper’s actions linked to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. John Trump’s Daily Journal highlights one example of the problems created by North Carolina’s system of regulating alcohol.
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2019
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    Will North Carolina soon be open to offshore exploration?

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) under the Obama administration had estimated that the mid-Atlantic OCS holds about 2.4 billion technically recoverable barrels of oil and 2.34 trillion technically recoverable cubic feet of natural gas.
    Jon Sanders, March 18, 2019
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    Responding to consumers’ green energy demands

    Travis Kavulla explains in the latest print edition of National Review how policymakers ought to respond to consumer demand for more “green” energy. Democrats have said that consumers are demanding clean energy. They then have demanded massive government programs to invest in it — or to co-opt monopolies…
    Mitch Kokai, March 11, 2019
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    Inefficient efficiency

    Ben Lieberman reports for the Washington Examiner that efforts to boost appliances’ efficiency might be missing the mark. It is hard to find anything in Washington more inefficient than an efficiency standard for home appliances. Each standard can require more than 30 bureaucratic steps and generate thousands of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2019
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    Green New Deal proponents might want to look at Georgetown, Texas

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller highlights one community that has pursued goals aligned with those of the proposed Green New Deal. As Congress debates the Green New Deal resolution to transition the U.S. economy to “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions, a Texas town struggles under the growing financial…
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov Roy Cooper’s State of the State address. Don Carrington offers a timeline of key Cooper administration actions linked to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The Daily Journal explains how a footnote in a recent legal brief highlights uncertainty about…
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2019
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    AOC can see an example of the Green New Deal in practice

    Editors of the Wall Street Journal urge U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to consider a case of the Green New Deal‘s principles in action. The Green New Deal that Democrats unveiled last week has a grand ambition to eliminate fossil fuels in 10 years, retrofit every building in America,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019