Environment (page 114)

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    Breaking wind power myths

    You already know that wind power falls well short of its advocates’ hopes, but the latest National Review offers more evidence: Britain’s experience with wind power illustrates how engineering truths always triumph over green dreams. Proponents admit that erecting the turbines and other necessary equipment is…
    Mitch Kokai, August 1, 2011
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    Re: This debate is a must watch

    Roy, after watching the debate you cited, people can revisit the February 2009 debate in Hickory between John Christy and William Schlesinger. Find the entire 1:15:15 video clip here or click the YouTube clip below to watch the first segment of an eight-part series uploaded at that site.
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2011
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    Big Brother DOE style

    The US Department of Energy is sponsoring a webinar for local government officials to train them to use behavior modification techniques on their citizens.  It seems that DOE believes that it is government’s job to manipulate citizens in ways they believe are in their best interest. In other words, the…
    Michael Sanera, July 26, 2011
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    UNC-TV: The “U” stands for Unsurpassed Ignorance

    This UNC-TV NC Now report on recycling did not bother to get any critical views.  That’s not a surprise, especially when it comes to recycling, but the ignorance of basic economics will take your breath away.  One recycling firm representative jumped on the “jobs” bandwagon. Did you know that recycling…
    Michael Sanera, July 26, 2011
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    One newspaper exposes the light rail scam

    Finally!  At least one editorial board sees the folly in the proposed rail system in the Triangle.  The Garner-Clayton Record recently ran this editorial providing the facts not emotion on the “all cost, no benefit” rail system. Speaking of federal dollars for mass transit, some states are starting to…
    Michael Sanera, July 25, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details contrasting approaches to dealing with North Carolina’s future water needs. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the poor state of poverty statistics.
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2011
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    Hayward discusses an environmental ‘reformation’

    You might remember Steven Hayward’s recent presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society on the provocative theme “the death of environmentalism.” Writing on a similar topic in the latest National Review, Hayward covers similar territory. He discusses the growth within the environmental movement of people…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2011
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    Cato expert discusses the ‘climate coup’ that has overtaken the federal government

    Global warming alarmism does more damage than you might expect, invading much of our federal government’s policy and affecting all of our lives. Patrick Michaels, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, makes that argument in the new book Climate Coup. He discussed key themes from that book during a presentation…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2011