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    A Consumer Review of HB 589, AKA The Stakeholder Energy Bill

    House Bill 589 would be a major restructuring of energy policy in our state, writes JLF’s Jon Sanders. He provides a look into select aspects of the bill here. Summary: For consumers, the most important piece of this bill is Part I, which addresses North Carolina’s significant problem with…
    Donna Martinez, June 23, 2017
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    Friday Parody: NC Solar Farms and Wine Country Team Up!

    We know North Carolinians are creative, but this is amazing. Remember, it’s a parody, but what if this were real? The North Carolina Solar Power Association is battling the perception that utility-scale solar installations, also called solar farms, are “just plain ugly,” the group’s spokeswoman, Caitlyn Vines, told Carolina…
    Donna Martinez, June 16, 2017
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    High NC Electricity Rates Hit Low-Income Families Especially Hard

    North Carolina electric ratepayers are spending much more money than they need to spend on their electric bills, thanks to the state’s application of a nearly 40-year-old federal law. The extra costs hit low-income residents especially hard. Those are two key findings of a new John Locke Foundation report. It…
    Donna Martinez, June 7, 2017
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    N.C. Approach To Federal Law Proves Costly For Electric Ratepayers

    North Carolina electric ratepayers are spending much more money than they need to spend on their electric bills, thanks to the state’s application of a nearly 40-year-old federal law. The extra costs hit low-income residents especially hard. Those are two key findings of a new John Locke Foundation report.
    Donna Martinez, June 6, 2017
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    Watch JLF On TV Tonight: Mitch Kokai Joins “Capital Tonight”

    It’s official. President Trump has announced he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate deal. Our Mitch Kokai joins Spectrum’s “Capital Tonight” to talk about the decision Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
    Donna Martinez, June 1, 2017
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    Moore County Residents Worry About Solar’s Long-Term Environmental Impacts

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way takes a fascinating in-depth look at concerns over what will happen when the large number of solar farms reach the end of their useful life. Julie Morgan saw the environmental hazard in her Moore County hometown created by yesteryear’s textile mill technology, and she saw the…
    Donna Martinez, May 30, 2017
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    AFP sets its agenda for 2015 General Assembly

    Americans for Prosperity will be encouraging the N.C. General Assembly to continue pushing back against environmental regulation, offering more patient-centered freedom in health care, continuing to push for tax reform, and providing for more educational freedom during the 2015 legislative session. AFP released its 2015 agenda on…
    Barry Smith, January 15, 2015
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    Local Congressman’s Op-Ed in Lincoln County paper

    Lincoln County is near Charlotte and in the district of one of North Carolina’s congressmen.  Patrick McHenry wrote an op-ed and it was published in the Lincoln-Times News.  I pulled some excerpts from the article, but if you want to read the entire article, click here. Last…
    Sarah Curry, September 30, 2014