It is easy to tell a pollster you favor something when its costs and benefits are both hypothetical. It's a different thing altogether when the benefits are still speculative, while costs are more immediate.
Strata Solar, in its application to build a solar farm on Gov. Roy Cooper's Nash County property, disclosed that "Solar is an intermittent energy source, and therefore the maximum dependable capacity is 0 MW." For all practical purposes, what does that mean?
Why don't we have more nuclear power plants? In seeking an answer, Duke University economics professor Michael Munger builds on Clemson University economist Bruce Yandle's insight on the regulatory alliance between bootleggers and Baptists.