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North Carolina had held the title “second in solar” for a few years now, but that title does not come cheap.
North Carolina had held the title “second in solar” for a few years now, but that title does not come cheap.
 
This week Bloomberg Energy issued an attention-grabbing report on a serious waste problem with wind turbines: retired turbine blades are clogging up landfills.
This week Bloomberg Energy issued an attention-grabbing report on a serious waste problem with wind turbines: retired turbine blades are clogging up landfills.
 
We can thank North Carolina law — and Gov. Roy Cooper — for the higher bills that come with long-term solar energy contracts Duke has been forced to accept.
We can thank North Carolina law — and Gov. Roy Cooper — for the higher bills that come with long-term solar energy contracts Duke has been forced to accept.
 
Ohio-based Fifth Third Bank claimed in a March press release it’s the “first Fortune 500 company and first bank to contract for 100 percent renewable power through a single new project.”
Ohio-based Fifth Third Bank claimed in a March press release it’s the “first Fortune 500 company and first bank to contract for 100 percent renewable power through a single new project.”
 
We are no longer able to talk to each other. Did you say we can? OK, let's talk about Solar Power. Why are you shouting at me?
We are no longer able to talk to each other. Did you say we can? OK, let's talk about Solar Power. Why are you shouting at me?
 
Iredell County opponents of an industrial-scale solar project continue facing roadblocks in their goal to prevent the facility from getting a permit
Iredell County opponents of an industrial-scale solar project continue facing roadblocks in their goal to prevent the facility from getting a permit
 
House Bill 589, passed earlier this year by the General Assembly, could put allies of North Carolina’s renewable energy industry somewhat at ease, said Randy Wheeless, a spokesman for Duke Energy, at a Nov. 1 meeting of renewable advocates
House Bill 589, passed earlier this year by the General Assembly, could put allies of North Carolina’s renewable energy industry somewhat at ease, said Randy Wheeless, a spokesman for Duke Energy, at a Nov. 1 meeting of renewable advocates
 
The N.C. Utilities Commission approved a massive Beaufort County solar project in October after the developer relocated the portion of the project that would have surrounded the Terra Ceia Christian School
The N.C. Utilities Commission approved a massive Beaufort County solar project in October after the developer relocated the portion of the project that would have surrounded the Terra Ceia Christian School
 
Governor Cooper today signed House Bill 589, a substantial portion of which is necessary and comprehensive energy legislation that secures a booming North Carolina solar energy industry that leads the nation
Governor Cooper today signed House Bill 589, a substantial portion of which is necessary and comprehensive energy legislation that secures a booming North Carolina solar energy industry that leads the nation
 
Ron Heiniger just wanted to be a farmer. He encouraged research to avoid solar industry encroachment on North Carolina's prime farmlands
Ron Heiniger just wanted to be a farmer. He encouraged research to avoid solar industry encroachment on North Carolina's prime farmlands
 
House Bill 589, Competitive Energy Solutions for NC, is anything but competitive or a solution. It is a lobbyists’ dream bill with something for everyone – right down to a set aside for environmental non-profit NCGREENPOWER
House Bill 589, Competitive Energy Solutions for NC, is anything but competitive or a solution. It is a lobbyists’ dream bill with something for everyone – right down to a set aside for environmental non-profit NCGREENPOWER
 
Ron Heiniger isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. He has spent years as a crop and soil scientist helping hard-pressed farmers to get maximum yield and quality from their crops
Ron Heiniger isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. He has spent years as a crop and soil scientist helping hard-pressed farmers to get maximum yield and quality from their crops
 
Three parties are claiming that energy from the 60 megawatt Summit Farms Solar project in Currituck County will offset a portion of their "carbon footprint": the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Boston Medical Center, and the Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation
Three parties are claiming that energy from the 60 megawatt Summit Farms Solar project in Currituck County will offset a portion of their "carbon footprint": the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Boston Medical Center, and the Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation
 
In the Tar Heel State, government mandates require that 12.5 percent of electricity must come from wind, solar, and other forms of renewable energy by 2021.
In the Tar Heel State, government mandates require that 12.5 percent of electricity must come from wind, solar, and other forms of renewable energy by 2021.
 
Governor McCrory announced the arrival of SWELECT Energy Systems LLC to Halifax County
Governor McCrory announced the arrival of SWELECT Energy Systems LLC to Halifax County
 
Solar energy is said to be renewable because it is "naturally replenished." One source defines solar power as renewable because "there is an endless supply." But the truth of the matter is that in any meaningful technological, economic, or practical sense solar is anything but renewable...
Solar energy is said to be renewable because it is "naturally replenished." One source defines solar power as renewable because "there is an endless supply." But the truth of the matter is that in any meaningful technological, economic, or practical sense solar is anything but renewable...
 
It is now being acknowledged by even its staunchest supporters that the solar industry in North Carolina is completely a creature of government mandates and subsidies and could never stand on its own without wealth transfers from taxpayers and rate payers. In other words, it is completely welfare...
It is now being acknowledged by even its staunchest supporters that the solar industry in North Carolina is completely a creature of government mandates and subsidies and could never stand on its own without wealth transfers from taxpayers and rate payers. In other words, it is completely welfare...
 
At a recent event with Harry Reid in Las Vegas President Obama accused conservatives of being inconsistent in their support for free markets. Why? Apparently because they are "not for" solar power. Here's what he had to say to the gathering...
At a recent event with Harry Reid in Las Vegas President Obama accused conservatives of being inconsistent in their support for free markets. Why? Apparently because they are "not for" solar power. Here's what he had to say to the gathering...
 
In two previous articles, we examined how Republican political consultants in North Carolina have pushed the agenda of Big Solar - the solar power companies and their millionaire owners - in order to protect renewable power source mandates, thus driving up electricity bills and hampering the...
In two previous articles, we examined how Republican political consultants in North Carolina have pushed the agenda of Big Solar - the solar power companies and their millionaire owners - in order to protect renewable power source mandates, thus driving up electricity bills and hampering the...
 
If an industry can provide its product only by using the government to force others to deal with it, then it is not an industry that can be functional in a truly free market. This is the case for the solar power industry, including what are called third-party sales of solar-generated electricity.
If an industry can provide its product only by using the government to force others to deal with it, then it is not an industry that can be functional in a truly free market. This is the case for the solar power industry, including what are called third-party sales of solar-generated electricity.
 
The two grants were used for the installation of rooftop solar panels on a 300,000-square-foot building in Reidsville owned by JDC, and leased to Plastic Revolutions, a recycling company also owned by the Hagan family
The two grants were used for the installation of rooftop solar panels on a 300,000-square-foot building in Reidsville owned by JDC, and leased to Plastic Revolutions, a recycling company also owned by the Hagan family
 
Trains are notoriously hard to slow down – even when we need them to.
 
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.
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.
 
Affluent North Carolina residents who put solar panels on their rooftops are being subsidized by lower-income customers because of the state's renewable energy subsidies and regulations, the president of Duke Energy North Carolina told a legislative panel Tuesday.
Affluent North Carolina residents who put solar panels on their rooftops are being subsidized by lower-income customers because of the state's renewable energy subsidies and regulations, the president of Duke Energy North Carolina told a legislative panel Tuesday.
 
The ongoing debate over subsidies for traditional versus renewable energy sources offers an incomplete picture. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report urges advocates on both sides of the debate to fill in the gaps by factoring in penalties along with subsidies.
The ongoing debate over subsidies for traditional versus renewable energy sources offers an incomplete picture. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report urges advocates on both sides of the debate to fill in the gaps by factoring in penalties along with subsidies.
 
In January 2011, Thom Tillis was elected speaker of the state House. In March, 2011, it hit the media that House leaders were attempting to kill a conservative-promoted measure to eliminate the state's "renewable energy" mandate.
In January 2011, Thom Tillis was elected speaker of the state House. In March, 2011, it hit the media that House leaders were attempting to kill a conservative-promoted measure to eliminate the state's "renewable energy" mandate.
 
In a recent press release, it was announced that "Governor Pat McCrory ... has proclaimed June as Solar Energy Month in North Carolina." In doing so, the governor...
In a recent press release, it was announced that "Governor Pat McCrory ... has proclaimed June as Solar Energy Month in North Carolina." In doing so, the governor...
 
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