Energy (page 4)

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    Biden could face his version of the Solyndra scandal

    Matthew Foldi writes for the Washington Free Beacon about a potential energy-related scandal for the Biden administration. Republican senators are working to make the electric battery company President Joe Biden toured to promote his $1.9 trillion infrastructure plan this administration’s Solyndra. Biden’s promotion of electric battery and bus…
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2021
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    Bill to save the planet would hurt the poor

    Democratic state senator Wiley Nickel of Wake County is pushing a carbon tax. As Locke’s Brian Balfour notes: (emphasis is mine) The “carbon tax” bill is designed to punish the use of greenhouse gas emissions under the guise of protecting the environment. Such a tax would of course make…
    Donna Martinez, April 21, 2021
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    Biden’s choice: Cut emissions or boost jobs

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner highlights a critical choice for President Biden. When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he will bring together 40 world leaders and unveil a target for the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that he hopes will…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2021
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    Legislators consider a bill to protect electricity consumers

    A bill before the General Assembly would restore the state's protection of North Carolina's top stakeholders in electricity policy: the consumers. Such protection is absolutely vital.
    Jon Sanders, April 13, 2021
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    Will Biden effectively ban gas-powered cars?

    Editors at Issues and Insights warn readers to beware new regulations from the Biden administration that could have drastic impacts on their driving habits. In the next couple of months, the Environmental Protection Agency will issue new fuel economy standards that could be impossible for carmakers to meet…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2021
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    State carbon tax proposal exposes progressives’ cognitive dissonance

    A bill sponsored by Sen. Wiley Nickel (D-Wake) would levy a tax on “any carbon-based fuel product sold, used, or entered into the State.” Fortunately, the bill isn’t expected to go anywhere this session. The “carbon tax” bill is designed to punish the use of greenhouse…
    Brian Balfour, April 9, 2021
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    Solar industry’s ties to forced Chinese labor should concern us

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights inconvenient facts for solar energy advocates. An unlikely coalition of Republicans, Democrats, and labor leaders are concerned by the solar industry’s dependence on goods linked to Chinese forced labor camps, a development that threatens President Joe Biden’s push for a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2021
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    Biden’s green energy plans raise questions for union allies

    Rebecca Rainey and Eric Wolff write at Politico about concerns from one of President Biden’s traditional allies. President Joe Biden touted his $2 trillion infrastructure plan as a “once-in-a-generation” effort to tackle climate change while creating millions of “good paying jobs.” Some unions warn that it may ultimately…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2021