Energy

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    Could High Energy Prices Cost Lives?

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on the importance of nuclear energy in our power grid and how continuing nuclear power generation potentially saves lives. Sanders explains that Duke Energy will be seeking license renewals for its North Carolina nuclear energy plants in upcoming years and that…
    Brenee Goforth, November 11, 2019
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    Lights out for California

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online highlights California’s pitiful response to recent wildfires. California is staying true to its reputation as the land of innovation — it is making blackouts, heretofore the signature of impoverished and war-torn lands, a routine feature of 21st-century American life. More than 2…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2019
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    New research: getting rid of nuclear power costs lives

    Research shows this to be a stark choice: higher energy prices costs lives, and lower energy prices saves lives. Playing politics with energy prices plays with people's lives.
    Jon Sanders, October 29, 2019
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    Favor for PURPA reform from the Left

    Without reform, guess where things are particularly bad? North Carolina, where ratepayers face overpaying for electricity by roughly $1.25 billion.
    Jon Sanders, October 28, 2019
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    A quick rebuttal to climate alarmism

    Benjamin Zycher of the American Enterprise Institute details “The Trouble With ‘Renewables'” for the latest print edition of National Review. The whole article is worth a read, but I particularly appreciated his rundown of the facts contradicting claims about a climate crisis. Expansion of wind and solar power,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2019
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    Charlotte 6th easiest city to do business in North America

    A new report examines how easy it is to do business in cities around North America. The  start a business, register a property, get electricity, find and keep employees, pay taxes, and get through insolvency. Charlotte ranks sixth on the index, behind Oklahoma City, Arlington (VA), Sioux Falls,…
    Joseph Coletti, October 28, 2019
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    In the Fayetteville Observer: JLF’s Mitch Kokai Urges NC Dept. of Revenue to Honor Its Word

    The Fayetteville Observer republished an opinion piece by JLF’s Mitch Kokai on renewable energy tax credits. Kokai writes: “For roughly two decades, state law permitted some version of a 35% income tax credit for investments in facilities producing solar energy… After Republicans took control of the N.C. House and…
    Brenee Goforth, October 28, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on the future of building on North Carolina’s barrier islands. The Daily Journal explains why the rule of law should dictate the outcome of a dispute over N.C. renewable energy tax credits.
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2019