Energy (page 5)

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    Make appliances great again (and keep them that way)!

    At the Reason blog, Sam Rutzick reports: In October, Trump’s Department of Energy finalized a rule establishing a new product class for residential dishwashers that will have a normal cycle time of up to one hour and that can use five gallons of water per cycle. Those…
    Jon Guze, November 13, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that threats of election-night violence have prompted some downtown Raleigh businesses to board up their storefronts. Donald van der Vaart’s Daily Journal explores N.C. counties’ concerns about possible costs linked to solar power plants.
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2020
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    Trump, Biden, and the Paris climate deal

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner explains the convoluted details of U.S. involvement with the Paris deal on climate change. No matter the result of the presidential election, one thing will be immediately clear: The United States will become the only country in the world not a part…
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2020
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    Biden attacks a ‘great American industry’

    That’s the way National Review editor Rich Lowry describes the Democratic presidential nominee’s approach to fossil fuels. Joe Biden wants to take one of the great American success stories of the past several decades and drive it into the ground. He would turn his back on the stupendous…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2020
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    Biden energy policy would prove destructive

    Editors at National Review Online pan the Democratic presidential nominee’s approach toward energy. Whoever’s job it is to tell Joe Biden what he thinks about oil is dropping the ball. Biden has been all over the map. With an eye toward the corner of the map marked “Pennsylvania”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Federal taxpayers cannot afford another bailout of state and federal governments. Joseph Coletti explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze highlights questions N.C. voters should ask about the state’s three state Supreme Court elections this fall. Kent Lassman of the Competitive…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2020
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    Electric Cars: Bad for the Environment, Good for China

    Electric cars are often praised in the media as beacons of environmentalism. However, the reality is less flattering. As JLF’s Dr. Don van der Vaart writes in his most recent research brief: [Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)] are not more fuel-efficient than similarly sized gasoline-powered vehicles. Also, shifting the transportation energy usage from gasoline to electricity may…
    Brenee Goforth, October 15, 2020
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    Biden’s drilling ban would create major economic hole

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner highlights an industry report about a key energy proposal from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Joe Biden’s pledge to block oil and gas drilling on federal lands and waters would force the United States to rely more on foreign energy sources, cost…
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2020