Environment (page 2)

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    JLF’s Van Der Vaart featured in North State Journal: GHG emissions declines continue without federal regulation

    Don van der Vaart, John Locke Foundation senior fellow and former secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, writes for North State Journal that the free market is accomplishing decreasing green house gas emissions without government regulation. The latest annual report by British Petroleum on Greenhouse…
    Anna Manning, July 25, 2018
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    Battling a GOP carbon tax

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner reports on the conservative campaign against a Republican-backed carbon tax plan. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., [becomes] the first Republican to introduce national carbon pricing legislation in nearly a decade, which is prompting an effort by people in his own party to kill…
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2018
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    The drive for more renewable energy cronyism is baseless

    America is leading the world in reducing emissions, thanks to the operation of the free market, especially through the fruits of the entrepreneurial genius and risk-taking that combined horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
    Jon Sanders, July 20, 2018
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    Don’t tell the N&O, but there are questions worth asking about the Amazon Wind Farm

    Carolina Journal reporting discusses issues surrounding the Amazon Wind Farm that other media prefer to ignore.
    Jon Sanders, July 19, 2018
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    Who needs Paris?

    The Paris climate accord, that is. Apparently, the United States is doing just fine without it. Hunter Lovell of the Washington Free Beacon explains. The United States in 2017 experienced the largest decline in carbon emissions in the world, according to a recent report. The American Enterprise Institute,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2018
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    Carolina Journal: Some NC solar panels have GenX

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal today about GenX use in solar panels. State policies have heavily incentivized and promoted solar energy facilities without even requiring reclamation bonding for the sites.
    Jon Sanders, July 16, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on policymakers’ questions surrounding potential contaminants in solar panels. John Hood’s Daily Journal uses baseball (and soccer) to describe different approaches to targeted tax incentives.
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2018
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    Don’t look now, but U.S. emissions are at their lowest level since 1992

    The June 2018 data release from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show that carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. are now at their lowest level since 1992. Also, emissions per capita are their lowest level since 1950.
    Jon Sanders, July 11, 2018