Environment (page 111)

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    Daren Bakst to break wind power myths during pair of radio appearances

    As Daren Bakst prepares for a pair of coastal wind power workshops next week (Monday in Wilmington, Tuesday in Morehead City), he’ll discuss his wind power concerns during a pair of radio interviews this afternoon. Tune in or log on to WPTF at 2:46…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2011
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    Re: Sustainability as a racket

    Those of you who are interested in delving further into the dubious nature of the sustainability industry might enjoy two National Legal and Policy Center articles from our friend Paul Chesser. McDonalds Targeted by Stonyfield Farm Front Group Climate Scorekeepers Can’t Keep Their Grades…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2011
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    Sustainability as a racket

    Those of you who read Roy Cordato’s 2008 Macon Research Series report might remember his admonition to political leaders who are interested in sustainability: So long as there is a free market system, where prices are allowed to fluctuate and entrepreneurs are free to pursue profits…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2011
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    Sweeping away N.C. sea level myths

    Listen to former Vice President Al Gore and people with similar views about global warming, and you might expect coastal North Carolinians to float away in the not-too-distant future. All that warming could lead coastal sea levels to rise more than three feet — submerging a large chunk of eastern…
    Mitch Kokai, November 28, 2011
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    Climategate 2.0

    A second batch of emails to and from leading alarmist global warming scientists shows that the politicization of climate science continues.  Here is AEI’s Ken Green on the emails: Had the scientists involved in Climategate 1.0 really given things a good airing and taken some transparent steps to distance…
    Michael Sanera, November 28, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    The latest Carolina Journal Online news report details a John Locke Foundation wind power workshop scheduled Dec. 5 in Wilmington. John Hood’s Daily Journal details the role one of his ancestors played in the English colonization of America.
    Mitch Kokai, November 28, 2011
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    Solar: Even Worse Than What I Said

    Earlier today, I pointed out that using some generous numbers, a solar wind power plant could provide power for about 179 homes (and I also pointed out why this is a misleading comparison). The Triangle Business Journal article I was referring to stated that the 900 kilowatt…
    Daren Bakst, November 21, 2011
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    It Takes More Than Three Wilmingtons for Onshore Wind Power

    Wind power plants use an extensive amount of land.  Using data from a proposed wind power plant in Beaufort County, wind power requires about one acre per 19 megawatt-hours. The proposal is for a 80 MW plant requiring 11,000 acres.  I assumed a generous 30% capacity factor (80*8.760= 700,800…
    Daren Bakst, November 21, 2011