Energy (page 5)

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    Columnist: Gov. Cooper has taken 1st step toward cap and trade in NC

    When we think of Leftist energy policy, a lot of us think of federal policy — the Green New Deal and the Biden version of the Green New Deal. But a new Forbes column by Patrick Gleason points out that Gov. Cooper has signed on to help advance a…
    Donna Martinez, April 2, 2021
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    Greens endorse policies that would limit access to energy

    Wesley Smith explains at National Review Online why it makes no sense to demonize energy. Electricity is essential to modernity. Prosperity depends on it. So does longevity and health. If you doubt that, ask those in impoverished nations who still don’t have access to reliable electrical power! Indeed,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2021
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    California unwittingly exposes problems with Biden climate plan

    Abby Smith of the Washington Examiner explains how one left-coast state’s current challenges could affect the Biden administration’s climate goals. California will have to deploy renewable power at record-breaking speed over the next few decades to meet its target for carbon-free electricity by 2045, a transformation that state…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2021
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    Green energy and Texas blackouts

    Jason Isaac writes for the Federalist about the links between bad energy policies and Texas’ current power problems. As Texans reel from ongoing blackouts at the worst possible time, during a nationwide cold snap that has sent temperatures plummeting to single digits, the news has left people in…
    Mitch Kokai, February 22, 2021
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    GOP targets Democrats over lost pipeline jobs

    Kerry Picket of the Washington Examiner highlights one political impact of the Biden administration’s effort to block the Keystone XL pipeline. Biden’s Jan. 20 executive order revokes the permit that was granted to TC Energy Corporation for the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed 875-mile pipeline, years in the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2021
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    “Are you ready for the climate lockdowns?”

    That’s the title of a recent peice in the Spectator by Stephen Miller. If you don’t think the left will try it, you haven’t been paying attention!…
    Jon Guze, February 15, 2021
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    Biden’s early impact on gas prices

    Chris Donaldson writes at Trending Politics about rising gas prices in the early days of a new presidential administration. After four years of stable gas prices under President Donald J. Trump, Americans may have to get used to some pain at the pump. Former Vice President Joe Biden…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online on mixed messages from Gov. Roy Cooper about school reopening and state funding for public education. Jon Sanders’ CJ Opinion explains how the governor and Attorney General Josh Stein trashed their campaign promises to protect electricity consumers’ wallets.
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2021