Environment (page 98)

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    NC Legislature: just say no to high cost energy

    Ken Green at AEI reports here that Grover Norquist at Americans for Tax Reform is making repeal of Renewable Energy Standards (RES) a priority.  These state laws require energy companies to buy and then sell high priced wind and solar energy to their customers who would rather have low…
    Michael Sanera, December 21, 2011
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    Carney has a light-bulb moment

    Recent John Locke Foundation Headliner Timothy P. Carney wonders why liberal defenders of federal light-bulb restrictions refuse to engage in honest debate. He tackles the topic in a Washington Examiner “Beltway Confidential” blog entry: Why can’t liberal defenders of the light-bulb law…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2011
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    One reason global warming alarmism is unlikely to go away quietly

    Despite the mounting evidence that alarmists are cooking the books to overhype the potential dangers of global warming, the latest Bloomberg Businessweek offers us one good reason alarmism is likely to stick with us for a while: A lot of people still hope to…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2011
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    An interesting omission

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek devotes its first two substantive pages — the “Opening Remarks” feature — to Charles Kenny’s musings about “the inability of the world’s leaders to reach a deal on climate change,” which he describes as “the greatest global challenge of the new century.” Given the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2011
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    If we could only be like Denver or Portland or…

    Last April, Raleigh officials visited Denver to witness all of the great things happening there with the hope that they can be reproduced in Raleigh, especially Denver’s light rail system. The group toured Denver’s light rail system and got a firsthand look at the city’s downtown area, City Councilman…
    Michael Sanera, December 13, 2011
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    Panel to highlight wind energy myths tonight in Morehead City workshop

    Head to Carteret Community College at 7 p.m. to hear a John Locke Foundation-assembled panel tackle a series of myths associated with wind energy. It’s a repeat performance of this two-hour workshop Monday in Wilmington. You’ll hear Daren Bakst discuss the link between wind energy and the renewable…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2011
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    Wind power myths rebutted during Wilmington workshop

    The N.C. Utilities Commission hears arguments this morning for and against Pantego Wind Energy, a proposed 11-thousand-acre wind energy project off the Beaufort County coast. As the commission prepares to hear arguments, an expert panel assembled by the John Locke Foundation is highlighting the problems associated with wind energy during…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2011
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    Heritage: Don’t Fret Over Agenda 21

    Have you heard about Agenda 21? It’s the United Nations’ evil plan to totally dominate every aspect of your life from their perch in that green-marble-walled room in New York. Using friendly-sounding euphemisms like “smart growth” and “public-private partnerships”, the world’s most conniving politicians want to make the world’s 7…
    Duke Cheston, December 2, 2011