Energy (page 8)

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    CJ Reports: Insurance premiums could rise if Cooper keeps denying tax credits

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington reported on the continuing controversy surrounding North Carolina’s renewable energy tax credits. Carrington explains the situation: Before January 2016, developers of solar and other renewable energy projects in North Carolina were eligible for a­­­ state tax credit equaling 35% of a project’s cost. Some…
    Brenee Goforth, September 10, 2019
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    Why North Carolina’s Emissions Keep Falling

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders reported on North Carolina’s decreasing emissions. According to Sanders, since 2000, total carbon dioxide emissions have decreased by 37.5%, total sulfur dioxide emissions have decreased by 91.8%, and total nitrogen oxide emissions are down 74.2% (see images). ­Sanders also included per capita…
    Brenee Goforth, September 9, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal that the Cooper administration’s stance on renewable-energy tax credits could lead to higher N.C. life insurance premiums. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges lawmakers to enact long-term redistricting reform as they follow a court order to redraw current election maps.
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2019
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    Did You Know?

    And that’s not the whole story of North Carolina’s energy progress, thanks to market forces. But it’s not just that North Carolina is seeing lower energy-based emissions. We’re doing this while continuing to be one of the nation’s fastest-growth states in terms of population.
    Donna Martinez, September 4, 2019
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    Charting North Carolina’s falling emissions this century (2019 update)

    Here are the charts featuring North Carolina's energy-based emissions across the course of this century.
    Jon Sanders, August 30, 2019
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    Update: North Carolina energy emissions continue to fall, thanks to market forces

    NC isn't just seeing falling energy-based emissions all century. We're doing this while continuing to be one of the nation's fastest-growth states in terms of population.
    Jon Sanders, August 29, 2019
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    Once people get an idea of how much a ‘carbon tax’ will cost, they oppose it

    It is easy to tell a pollster you favor something when its costs and benefits are both hypothetical. It's a different thing altogether when the benefits are still speculative, while costs are more immediate.
    Jon Sanders, August 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about the state budget impasse’s impact on preparations for a new public high school financial literacy course. John Hood’s Daily Journal questions renewable energy advocates’ unrealistic demands from Duke Energy.
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019