Energy (page 6)

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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
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    Beaufort County Now Highlights Videos Featuring JLF Experts’ Analysis

    This week Beaufort County Now published three videos featuring staff of the John Locke Foundation. The publisher’s note reads: We want our readers to understand that there is wise policy afoot here in North Carolina, and to that end, we offer these excellent videos from our associates, in prudent policy…
    Brenee Goforth, October 18, 2019
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    Becki Gray Discusses What’s New in North Carolina with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray made her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. Becki and fellow guest Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center discussed the suspension of ECU’s Interim Chancellor, the reemergence of a bill to allow Duke Energy to adjust…
    Brenee Goforth, October 11, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A judge will hear arguments this month in a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law. Jon Guze analyzes the case, including his own brief supporting the plaintiff, for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart assesses protesters’ complaints about Gov. Roy Cooper’s energy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    Renewables Mandate Could Hurt the Environment and Your Wallet according to Dr. Don van der Vaart’s latest in The Federalist

    Senior Fellow at the John Locke Foundation and former secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Don van der Vaart, published a piece in The Federalist on the potentially negative impact North Carolina’s focus on solar energy is having on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the state. Dr. van…
    Brenee Goforth, October 10, 2019
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    Higher energy prices costs lives, and lower energy prices saves lives

    A recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper shows that higher heating bills costs lives. Keeping energy prices low is doubly important because energy is a basic human need, and as such, anything that raises its costs unnecessarily has a much bigger impact on poor families than on others.
    Jon Sanders, October 7, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Just as the University of North Carolina System is searching for a new president, the chairman of its governing board steps down. Rick Henderson assesses the significance of Harry Smith’s decision for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart analyzes possible unintended negative…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2019
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    Electric Cars Can Have Worse “MPG” Than a Civic

    North Carolina is on track to increase the number of electric vehicles on its roads. As a matter of fact, one of the key facets of Gov. Roy Cooper’s Clean Energy Plan is the electrification of transportation in the state. Specifically, he wants to increase the number of so-called…
    Brenee Goforth, October 3, 2019