energy (page 2)

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    Columnist: Gov. Cooper has taken 1st step toward cap and trade in NC

    When we think of Leftist energy policy, a lot of us think of federal policy — the Green New Deal and the Biden version of the Green New Deal. But a new Forbes column by Patrick Gleason points out that Gov. Cooper has signed on to help advance a…
    Donna Martinez, April 2, 2021
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    Do politicians not understand where electricity comes from?

    Hang onto your seats. Here’s the headline in The Hill: Environmentalists should lead the charge against electric vehicles Written by Locke Senior Fellow Dr. Don van der  Vaart, this piece goes straight after the progressive narrative that ‘green’ vehicles are key to saving our planet. If you want to…
    Donna Martinez, February 2, 2021
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    Bernie Sanders is Darn Near Giddy

    It’s not the mittens memes that has self-described socialist and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in “as close to a good mood as he can get right now,” as reported by John Fund of National Review. The laughs over the inaugural mittens can’t come close to Sanders’ excitement of just…
    Donna Martinez, January 26, 2021
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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