Global warming (page 37)

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    Public Schools and Supermarkets

    Don Boudreaux’s opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal is excellent and thought provoking. It is especially powerful in that any consumer can easily visualize the condition into which we would all be cast if grocery stores were operated like our public schools are operated. Don brings home…
    Karen Palasek, May 6, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Daren Bakst about efforts to combat a power grab from federal regulators over greenhouse gas emissions. Troy Kickler’s guest Daily Journal focuses on the importance of a forgotten American founder from Edenton.
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2011
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    Spinning for Wind Power

    The News & Observer in an editorial makes some “misstatements” about wind power. Wind power, like solar-generated electricity, isn’t “on” all the time, as a coal- or gas-fired generating station can be. But the fuel is free and emissions are nil. Construction costs are far lower than with nuclear…
    Daren Bakst, April 11, 2011
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    Chu’s voodoo

    Despite evidence to the contrary, President Obama’s Energy Secretary — Steven Chu —continues to deny the fallacy of global warming alarmism, as Newsweek highlights in its latest issue: You have said “science has unambiguously shown that we’re altering the destiny…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2011
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    The EPA’s carbon regulation goals

    Daren Bakst and Roy Cordato have been warning you about federal regulators’ efforts to clamp down on carbon dioxide emissions. The latest TIME features an interview in which Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson sheds more light on the topic.
    Mitch Kokai, April 4, 2011
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    NC’s Own Individual Mandate

    The following is from my recent Rights & Regulation newsletter.  You can receive the newsletter by signing up here. Before there was ObamaCare, North Carolina had its own individual mandate. In 2007, the North Carolina legislature mandated that electricity customers buy electricity from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. The law requiring this mandate, known as SB 3, in some ways is even worse than mandating the purchase of health care. At least with the ObamaCare mandate, you actually would receive health insurance. Under SB 3's energy mandate, North Carolinians will be paying, in part, to receive nothing in return. Since utility companies can buy nearly half of the required renewable energy from outside the state, North Carolinians will be paying an energy tax to subsidize electricity for people in California and other states but won't actually receive the electricity themselves. SB 3 is a mandate not to benefit North Carolinians, but to benefit the solar and wind industries, as can be seen by the requirement to subsidize out-of-state renewable energy companies.
    Daren Bakst, April 1, 2011
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    Three Out of Four Ain’t Bad (for the Solar Lobby)

    OK, the Meatloaf song is two out of three ain’t bad, but work with me here. Not to be outdone, three Senate Republicans (two primary sponsors and one a co-sponsor) are pushing the same solar lobby bill (SB 473) that would increase energy taxes on the public…
    Daren Bakst, March 31, 2011
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    Why I am not (and never will be) a Republican–reason #HB495

    As Daren notes in his post below 3 of the 4 sponsors of this special interest legislation–a bill that will have absolutely no environmental benefits but will impose additional costs on consumers–are Republicans. They are Ruth Samuelson, Tom Murry, and Tim Moffitt. The more things change the more…
    Roy Cordato, March 30, 2011