Environment (page 2)

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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online about concerns surrounding a proposed offshore wind farm near Corolla. John Hood’s CJ Opinion highlights Thoms Jefferson’s history of support for religious liberty. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion contrasts President Biden and former N.C. Congressman Walter Jones in their approaches toward…
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2021
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    Climate Policies That Boost China’s Prospects

    Jordan McGillis writes at National Review Online about China’s dubious approach to climate policy. As planned, China’s new emissions-trading scheme (ETS) is doing nothing to reduce its emissions. Launched in July, the ETS encompasses 2,200 companies that operate coal- and natural-gas-fired power plants — facilities responsible for 40…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2021
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    “Eco-friendly” LED Streetlights Decimating Moth Numbers in England

    From the Guardian: “Eco-friendly” LED streetlights produce even worse light pollution for insects than the traditional sodium bulbs they are replacing, a study has found. The abundance of moth caterpillars in hedgerows by rural roads in England was 52% lower under LED lights…
    Terry Stoops, August 27, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on one Rowan County community’s fight against a large-scale solar farm. A new CJ Opinion highlights Republican N.C. Supreme Court justices’ concerns about a “success tax” government has levied against a grocery store chain.
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2021
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    Climate Activism Versus Democracy

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online ponders a key problem for climate alarmists. Climate change as a potential public-policy issue has been with us since the 1960s, while climate change understood in at least some quarters as an urgent public-policy issue has been with us since at least…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2021
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    Kerry’s Climate Hypocrisy on Full Display

    David Harsanyi writes at National Review Online about the latest example of hypocrisy from former Secretary of State John Kerry. In February, Icelandic reporter Jóhann Bjarni Kolbeinsson asked the United States climate czar, John Kerry, if he thought flying in a private jet to Reykjavik in 2019 to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2021
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    Becki Gray To Legislature: Choose Low-Cost, Reliable, Environmentally-Friendly Energy

    “Cost matters.” That is one of the key points made by Locke’s Becki Gray on Tuesday as she testified about House Bill 951 before the North Carolina Senate Agriculture, Energy, and Environment Committee. The reliability of our energy sources should also be front and center as lawmakers debate what our state’s…
    Donna Martinez, August 10, 2021
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    Solar Farms Irk History Buffs in Virginia

    Leif Le Mahieu writes for the Washington Free Beacon about a recent controversy involving solar farms. The field, known as Savage’s Station, owes its name to the at least 900 Union and Confederate soldiers who killed each other here in Henrico County in 1862. The site is now…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2021