Environment (page 116)

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    In case you missed him …

    Daren Bakst discussed the future of hydraulic fracturing — fracking — for natural gas in North Carolina during an interview for News 14 Carolina’s “Political Connections.”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 24, 2011
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    You know the president’s ‘green’ agenda isn’t faring well …

    … when even green-obsessed Newsweek titles a new article “Obama’s Big Green Mess”: This summer, federal inspectors made a routine visit to 11 homes in St. Louis to see what taxpayers got for the $5 billion that President Obama spent to help Americans weatherize…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Michael Sanera about North Carolina’s future water needs. Daren Bakst’s guest Daily Journal explores the morality of capitalism.
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Will Gov. Beverly Perdue face any long-term consequences for her unusual comments about suspending congressional elections? Rick Henderson assesses Perdue’s predicament during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll hear highlights from Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s first major foreign policy address, delivered at Wingate University for the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2011
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    JLF economist takes aim at concept of energy efficiency

    The idea of pursuing energy efficiency might sound good, but energy “efficiency” has nothing to do with true economic efficiency. Roy Cordato offers that finding in his latest report, which argues that energy efficiency programs really aim to substitute experts’ preferences for yours. Learn more here and in…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2011
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    National Review examines Obama’s ozone decision

    The latest National Review offers us this blurb: The Obama administration had been contemplating intrusive new rules on ozone emissions but suddenly reversed itself. The news came as a surprise to the president’s environmental buddies — and, more significant, to the EPA, which was not involved in the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2011
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    Renewable Energy and Subsidies

    A letter in today’s N & O argues that fossil fuels account for 87 percent of the energy consumed in the world and received 12 times the subsidies of renewable energy sources.  It isn’t clear from the letter whether the subsidies discussed only focus on the subsidies the U.S.
    Daren Bakst, September 26, 2011