Energy (page 7)

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    Federal law forces consumers to pay billions more than they need for solar and wind power

    Even as solar advocates boasted that solar's costs are plummeting, North Carolina's PURPA terms were locking state ratepayers into a situation where they're forced to buy all solar energy produced at exorbitant costs that go well past the actual production costs. It's a great way to make money, but no way to treat captive consumers of a vital necessity.
    Jon Sanders, November 26, 2019
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    JLF’s Dr. van der Vaart Calls It (Before It Happens)

    The results of an investigation into Gov. Cooper’s involvement with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) were presented last week. The report concluded: “From the information presented in this report, it would be reasonable to conclude that Governor Cooper improperly used the authority and influence of his Office to cause…
    Brenee Goforth, November 25, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on federal rules that could stifle North Carolina’s growing hemp industry. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how a new report about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline reveals abuse of power by Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration.
    Mitch Kokai, November 25, 2019
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    Green cronies trying to win over politicians rather than consumers? That’s not news.

    "Market competition"? The renewable energy industry has made it crystal clear that they want nothing to do with market competition or anything near it. Their own advocates attest that their industry cannot survey without all kinds of government help.
    Jon Sanders, November 22, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online about the latest developments in the dispute over N.C. Atlantic Coast Pipeline permits. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal contends that conservatives might need a dose of 1970s-era challenges to refine their arguments.
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2019
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    Impossible Whopper Wednesday

    As I hinted this morning, a few of us at the John Locke Foundation and Carolina Journal did participatory research and journalism this afternoon. We intended to compare Impossible Whoppers and regular Whoppers from Burger King. Instead we learned that orders on Uber Eats are sometimes canceled without notice after…
    Joseph Coletti, November 20, 2019
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    Could High Energy Prices Cost Lives?

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on the importance of nuclear energy in our power grid and how continuing nuclear power generation potentially saves lives. Sanders explains that Duke Energy will be seeking license renewals for its North Carolina nuclear energy plants in upcoming years and that…
    Brenee Goforth, November 11, 2019
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    Lights out for California

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online highlights California’s pitiful response to recent wildfires. California is staying true to its reputation as the land of innovation — it is making blackouts, heretofore the signature of impoverished and war-torn lands, a routine feature of 21st-century American life. More than 2…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2019