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On the front page of the November 28th edition of the Raleigh News and Observer the paper featured a report by Justin Catanoso, a Wake forest University journalism professor. The author expressed optimism that the Paris global warming conference would produce a "binding agreement to burn less...
Frustrated by how long it takes for a good idea, or even just a passable one, to gain traction and momentum in today's Washington, D.C.
This series, entitled "Cut This, Go Home," includes several budget items that should no longer receive taxpayer funding because they fall well outside the legitimate, core functions of government.
The N.C. Chamber is resurrecting an idea to pay for roads that eventually could confront concerns over the growing gap between increasing highway use and dwindling fuel tax revenues.
As of this writing, the price of gasoline in the Raleigh area has reached lows of below $2.10 a gallon, and many states are seeing prices well under $2.00. Globally, in the last year, the per barrel price of oil has fallen from over $100 a barrel to about $45 with the arrow still pointing downward.
Republicans from Governor McCrory and Commerce Secretary John Skvarla to the leadership and rank and file alike in the General Assembly are falling all over themselves trying to extend and expand so-called business incentive programs, aka corporate welfare. So what does the platform of the party...
House Republicans are taking another whack at ending subsidies attached to government-mandated purchases of renewable energy. House Bill 681 would require solar and other "green" power to compete with traditional fuel sources in the government-regulated electricity industry and determine the energy
The N.C. Chamber is resurrecting an idea to pay for roads that eventually could confront concerns over the growing gap between increasing highway use and dwindling fuel tax revenues.
House Republicans are taking another whack at ending subsidies attached to government-mandated purchases of renewable energy. House Bill 681 would require solar and other "green" power to compete with traditional fuel sources in the government-regulated electricity industry and determine the energy
North Carolina consumers would have saved $4.2 billion since 2007 if mandates on electric power utilities to purchase expensive renewable energy had not driven costs well above the U.S. average, said a nationally recognized energy and environmental policy analyst.
Responding to a State Board of Elections investigation looking into the possible use of campaign funds for personal benefit, state Rep. Michael Wray, D-Northampton, has submitted a document to the board that is at odds with public statements he has made about his campaign fund spending.
Does North Carolina need an energy policy? In my view, it depends on what you mean by the phrase. If by "energy policy" you mean a detailed plan of requirements and timetables for producing and distributing electricity and fuel in proportions set by government fiat, then the answer is a resolute...
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