energy

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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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    JLF’s Jon Sanders Discusses Energy Costs for Radio Show “Mornings with Joe Catenacci”

    On Wednesday, May 20, JLF’s Director of Regulatory Studies, Jon Sanders, went on the radio with Joe Catenacci of Wilmington’s Big Talker 106.7 FM. Sanders and Catenacci discussed the reopening of restaurants and Sanders’ recent paper on electricity costs in North Carolina. On the matter of restaurants, Sanders stated: I…
    Brenee Goforth, May 22, 2020
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    High Energy Bills Cost More Than Dollars

    North Carolina had held the title “second in solar” for a few years now, but that title does not come cheap. And as JLF’s Jon Sanders writes in his latest research brief, higher energy costs can cost lives. Sanders writes: Energy poverty is a serious issue. Research shows that higher…
    Brenee Goforth, May 11, 2020
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    Could Cooper’s Coal Ash Deal Up Your Power Bill?

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on the Duke Energy coal-ash cleanup. Sanders describes the situation: Prior to April 2019, Duke Energy had agreed with the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to close and excavate all but nine of its 31 coal-ash basins. DEQ had rated…
    Brenee Goforth, January 16, 2020
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    Denver Post: Comparing Fossil Fuels To Tobacco is Folly

    The debate over the role of fossil fuels in today’s world is following a path we’ve seen before. Some critics of fossil fuels — and some supporters of ‘renewable’ sources — are seeking to break the fossil fuel industry’s back through lawsuits and settlements. If it sounds familiar, it’s…
    Donna Martinez, April 25, 2018
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    Gov. Cooper on Defense? Mitch Kokai Reacts To Governor’s News Conference

    Gov. Roy Cooper on defense? Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses Gov. Roy Cooper’s reaction to the controversy surrounding his $58 million Atlantic Coast Pipeline fund. Kokai offered these comments during the Feb. 14, 2018, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” WATCH. …
    Donna Martinez, February 14, 2018
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    Carolina Journal: Cooper slams GOP but fails to clarify origins of pipeline fund

    At a news conference late Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper said the GOP used H.B. 90 as political vehicle to advance partisan goals. Meantime, Senate Leader Phil Berger continued questioning governor’s authority to create the $57.8 million fund. From Carolina Journal’s Dan Way: Gov. Roy Cooper insisted $57.8 million from energy…
    Donna Martinez, February 14, 2018
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    7 pm: Mitch Kokai Responds To Cooper’s News Conference on “Capital Tonight”

    At 7 p.m., our Mitch Kokai will join the “Capital Tonight” panel to respond to Gov. Cooper’s comments at the 4 p.m. news conference about House Bill 90.
    Donna Martinez, February 14, 2018