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    Solar Crony Admits Solar in NC Completely a Gov't Creation

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    In the N&O, the CEO of a crony solar company that has profited not because it created value for consumers but rather due to political privilege lobbied in the backrooms of the General Assembly, discusses threats to the continued success of his business. But this sunny forecast could quickly cloud over. Two of the most […]

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    Solar Power Will Roil Industry

    Posted in Civitas Review, Transportation & Infrastructure By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    A post over at NC Capitol Connection delves into the underlying forces in the debate over renewable energy. Matt Caulder writes: While home solar production costs have dropped drastically, now at less than $1 a kilowatt hour, solar power is still very far from replacing the market, just as vegetable-oil-powered vehicles have not supplanted gasoline […]

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    "Green" Apple Solar Farm in NC Installs Diesel Generators

    Posted in Civitas Review, Environment & Energy By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Paul Chesser of the National and Legal Foundation reports how Apple's Maiden, NC solar farm – built adjacent to its server facility – requires 44 diesel generators for back-up power. While Apple Inc. continues its laughable claim that its data centers are run “100-percent” on renewable energy – highlighted by a solar farm built adjacent […]

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    My Electric Bill: A Big Waste All Around

    Posted in Environment & Energy By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    I opened my electric bill the other day and was forced to ponder the question: why should I help subsidize money-losing alternative energy programs?

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