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    Changes in HB 589 before the Senate

    Version 4 takes a couple of small steps in the right direction in competitive procurement and adds sensible provisions on decommission and reclamation of solar projects and on a moratorium on new wind projects till further study.
    Jon Sanders, June 27, 2017
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    A sensible amendment to HB 589

    Rep. Jimmy Dixon's (R-Duplin) amendment removed a section calling for a study of existing property tax exclusions for solar facilities and possible new ones for swine and poultry waste energy facilities.
    Jon Sanders, June 24, 2017
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    House Bill 589: Key takeaways

    House Bill 589 would be a major restructuring of energy policy in North Carolina. Here is an overview of select aspects of the bill.
    Jon Sanders, June 21, 2017
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    And another crony needs lawmakers to keep paying them for unsustainable energy

    Not long ago I posted and then almost immediately had to repost this: …[T]he special interests, the moneyed interests, the big business getting in bed with legislators for special favors (where are the media? oh, in the same bed) … [are putting] all their money and ever-growing phalanx of lobbyists to use.
    Jon Sanders, August 7, 2015
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    How Duke gets in-state renewable credits for out-of-state hog waste

    First, Duke would pay to have anaerobic digesters extract biogas from swine waste in the Midwest. The biogas, which would be indistinguishable from natural gas, would be injected into pipelines hundreds of miles from here. Duke would then claim renewable credits for an equivalent amount of natural gas…
    Jon Sanders, July 10, 2015
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    And remember, this all magically makes electricity less expensive, too

    Earlier this week, the NC hog industry was doing its crony duty of promoting the renewable energy portfolio standards (REPS) mandate. See, they were getting this [<->] close to turning pig crap into a viable energy source, so they need state legislators to keep the law in place to force poor…
    Jon Sanders, July 10, 2015
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    Another crony begs lawmakers to keep paying them for unsustainable energy

    North Carolina’s renewable energy cronies are supposedly threatened by the frightful prospect that the legislature might decide to (gasp) cap the renewable energy portfolio standards (REPS) mandate and study whether it’s a good idea. Aside: good heavens, if that in itself doesn’t alert people to the scam, what will? The industry will…
    Jon Sanders, July 7, 2015