Energy

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    With a string of election-related lawsuits either resolved or on hold, North Carolina’s ballot looks fairly well set for November. Rick Henderson assesses key ballots issues in this “blue-moon” election during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops explains why a national group is wrong…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2018
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    Who is supposed to collect the ACP payment?

    The $57.8 million payment agreed between Gov. Cooper and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline partners remains in limbo and a new investigative committee will “probe Cooper’s involvement with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline,” Dan Way writes for Carolina Journal. From committee debate, it appears nobody knows, or will say, whether the…
    Joseph Coletti, September 6, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the legislative committee that will look into concerns surrounding a $58 million Atlantic Coast Pipeline fund. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the N.C. economy needs more new business enterprises.
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2018
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    Want to think 100 percent renewable energy would work? Then don’t do the math

    Even doing the math in terms of land use required is enough to show how unworkable the idea would be. And that's not even getting into the question of electricity costs, the No. 1 issue to electricity consumers.
    Jon Sanders, August 31, 2018
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    California and OPEC oil

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller takes a closer look at America’s “greenest” state. There’s a growing call for California Gov. Jerry Brown to stop issuing oil and natural gas leases in the state, with some even arguing that all state fossil fuel production should be shuttered. Yet…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2018
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    Ten fracking years

    Seth Whitehead devotes a Washington Examiner column to a review of hydraulic fracturing‘s benefits. It has been 10 years since the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies reversed the United States’ position from that of energy scarcity to energy abundance. This has changed the economy for…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirms that controversial GenX is used in solar panel components. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina is unlikely to retreat from its support of school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, August 27, 2018
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    California fudged the numbers to force rooftop solar on people

    Steve Sexton, assistant professor of public policy and economics at Duke University, explains in The Wall Street Journal how California regulators used bad numbers to force a very bad policy on consumers.
    Jon Sanders, August 24, 2018