Energy (page 2)

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    Innovators and Entrepreneurs To The Rescue

    Fascinating story in Bloomberg News about the reality and problem of behemoth wind turbines that have reached the end of their working life. A wind turbine’s blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they can’t just be hauled…
    Donna Martinez, February 7, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Parties in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit must present a new plan in the coming months to the judge overseeing the case. The judge accepts an outside consultant’s recommendations of major changes, including an extra $8 billion in spending over the next eight years. Terry Stoops analyzes the case’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    Bernie Sanders shows why you don’t shut down nuclear

    A "phase out" of all nuclear power plants in America is a part of Sanders' climate plan. It's a colossally bad idea. For that matter, so is banning hydraulic fracking, and Sanders recently introduced legislation to do just that.
    Jon Sanders, February 6, 2020
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    The impact of Warren’s energy policies

    David Bahnsen writes at National Review Online about the potential negative consequences of Elizabeth Warren’s campaign promises. Despite her claim to be running a campaign for middle-class America, Warren has advocated taxing carbon emissions, including through a cap-and-trade marketplace, a policy that disproportionately hurts those in the most…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2020
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    Asking a key question about the coal-ash settlement agreement

    It would excavate and remove 70 percent of the coal ash identified at those six facilities, leaving 33.8 million tons of coal ash in the ground out of 113.5 million tons.
    Jon Sanders, January 27, 2020
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    Coal ash amounts from the settlement agreement

    How much coal ash is contained at each of the six facilities involved in the coal-ash cleanup settlement agreement between Gov. Roy Cooper’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), several “Community Groups,” Duke Energy, and not electricity consumers? How much coal ash does this agreement obligate Duke to remove? Also, how much does this agreement allow to remain?
    Jon Sanders, January 24, 2020
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    Manufacturers Alliance Shares JLF Brief on Coal Ash

    This week, the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (NCMA) shared a summary of JLF’s Jon Sanders’ research brief on coal ash. The brief goes over how, in 2014, Gov. Roy Cooper argued that ratepayers should not be on the hook for the cost of coal ash cleanups around the state,…
    Brenee Goforth, January 22, 2020
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    Did Appalachian Voices not read the settlement agreement?

    Despite whatever they might say, the signatory "Community Groups" deliberately chose to have you, your neighbors, the poor, the elderly, people living check to check, etc. pay for the additional coal-ash cleanup, not Duke. 
    Jon Sanders, January 21, 2020