Atlantic Coast pipeline

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    Cooper’s Not-So-Clean Energy Plan

    Dem. Gov. Roy Cooper has seemingly taken every opportunity to promote renewable energy in North Carolina – and just as often stymie advancement of other energy sources like natural gas (see his treatment of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline). In his research brief this week, Dr. Don van der Vaart…
    Brenee Goforth, September 2, 2020
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    DEQ/ACP mystery man Doug Heyl working for Democrats again

    Former Department of Environmental Quality Deputy Secretary Doug Heyl is back in the political consulting business. You may recall Heyl was a person of interest a little more than a year ago when a General Assembly investigative committee started digging into the Cooper administration’s moves to approve the Atlantic…
    Rick Henderson, February 19, 2020
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    Federal law forces consumers to pay billions more than they need for solar and wind power

    Even as solar advocates boasted that solar's costs are plummeting, North Carolina's PURPA terms were locking state ratepayers into a situation where they're forced to buy all solar energy produced at exorbitant costs that go well past the actual production costs. It's a great way to make money, but no way to treat captive consumers of a vital necessity.
    Jon Sanders, November 26, 2019
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    JLF’s Dr. van der Vaart Calls It (Before It Happens)

    The results of an investigation into Gov. Cooper’s involvement with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) were presented last week. The report concluded: “From the information presented in this report, it would be reasonable to conclude that Governor Cooper improperly used the authority and influence of his Office to cause…
    Brenee Goforth, November 25, 2019
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    Favor for PURPA reform from the Left

    Without reform, guess where things are particularly bad? North Carolina, where ratepayers face overpaying for electricity by roughly $1.25 billion.
    Jon Sanders, October 28, 2019
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    Legislators point out obvious solution to Cooper’s worry about pipeline hearings

    The hearings on which the governor worries the people of North Carolina are wasting time and money on wouldn't be necessary IF the governor would be open and transparent about pipeline permits and the Memorandum of Understanding.
    Jon Sanders, December 18, 2018
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    Cooper’s $58 million pipeline agreement under the microscope

    JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti previews an upcoming legislative committee meeting that will begin looking at questions raised by an agreement between Gov. Roy Cooper and companies building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. At issue is the $58 million Memorandum of Understanding announced by Cooper hours after the Department of…
    Donna Martinez, November 2, 2018
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    Wake Rep. Darren Jackson Defends Gov. Cooper, Says Pipeline Fund Controversy Just Election-Year Politics

    Interesting news conference from several legislative Democrats on Thursday, led by House Minority Leader Darren Jackson of Wake County. As reported by Dan Way of Carolina Journal, Rep. Jackson defended Gov. Cooper’s unusual $57.8 million discretionary fund, which cut the General Assembly out of the appropriations process. And then…
    Donna Martinez, March 16, 2018