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Center for Climate Strategies

A nonprofit environmental advocacy group, the Center for Climate Stategies, staunchly believes global warming must be reduced through reductions in human-caused carbon dioxide emissions and controls another nonprofit organization that advises a climate action panel started by the N.C. Division of Air Quality.

(2.28.08) Report Spells Out Impact of Climate Policies
RALEIGH – A new John Locke Foundation report guides North Carolinians through “vague, overbroad” policies proposed to help the state address global warming. The report shows how the policy proposals would raise taxes, hurt the poor, and limit consumers’ choices.


(1.17.08) Problems Plague N.C. Climate Change Report
RALEIGH – An outside consultant’s report on proposed global warming policies is plagued by problems that render it “useless” to North Carolina policy makers. That’s the assessment of a new peer review from a Boston-based economic research group.


(1.17.08) Not Worth The Paper It's Scribbled On
Remember when your math teacher required you to show your work? There’s a good reason for it, judging by recent events in the climate-change debate.


(1.10.08) Peer Review Questions ASU Report
RALEIGH – A model the Appalachian State University Energy Center used to project the economic impact of N.C. climate change policies has “serious flaws” that undermine its credibility. That’s the verdict of a new peer review report from a Boston-based economic research group.


(12.19.07) Foundations Connected to CAPAG Management
RALEIGH — Foundations that promote a troubling forecast from the threat of global warming might be more intimately involved than previously known with North Carolina’s hired directors for its Climate Action Plan Advisory Group.


(11.14.07) State Agency, University Deny Records Requests
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Climate Action Plan Advisory Group proclaims its commitment to “transparency,” but when asked by Carolina Journal to provide data and analysis by its consultant, the state-appointed panel had little information to offer.


(11.05.07) Why So Hot Under The Collar?
No one ever said doing the right thing will win you only friends. Sometimes it wins you foes, albeit the right ones.


(10.26.07) Taxes and Regulations Good for the Economy? Wait Just A Minute
Since a good economist would doubt the claim that higher taxes and increased regulation promote prosperity, advocates for those taxes and regulations must look elsewhere for support.


(10.24.07) No Cost-Benefit on Recommendations
RALEIGH — A consultant to North Carolina’s Climate Action Plan Advisory Group yesterday acknowledged that his organization has conducted no cost-benefit analysis of recommendations CAPAG has made to a special legislative commission on global warming.


(10.18.07) Seriously Flawed Analysis Hurts Climate Debate
RALEIGH – An outside consultant likely used “seriously flawed” methods to help craft state global warming policy proposals for North Carolina. That’s according to a new assessment from a Boston-based economic research group.


(10.17.07) Consultant Bias Skews Global Warming Ideas
RALEIGH – North Carolinians should question the process that’s leading to proposals for fighting global warming in the Tar Heel state. That’s the warning from a John Locke Foundation analyst who has monitored the process.


(10.17.07) Let's Put on a Cheaper Show
Climate-change alarmism isn’t religion. It’s community theatre, with all the accompanying Waiting for Guffman imagery.


(10.05.07) The Regressive Progressives
Environmental pressure groups constantly tout policies that would disproportionately hurt the poor.


(10.02.07) CCS Joins Clinton Global Initiative
RALEIGH – The Center for Climate Strategies, which is finalizing recommendations for North Carolina to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, announced over the weekend that it would perform similar work on a national scale as part of the Clinton Global Initiative, an ambitious effort sponsored by a foundation named for the former U.S. president.


(7.23.07) No Climate Analysis Offered on C02 Regs
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Division of Air Quality, through its Climate Action Plan Advisory Group, is finalizing recommendations to reduce the volume of greenhouse gases emitted within the state, but the agency offers no analysis of how any options under consideration will affect temperatures or other weather conditions.


(6.08.07) Who Is The Center For Climate Strategies?
A group funded by left-wing organizations is playing a key, but underpublicized, role in shaping North Carolina's policy for addressing global warming.


(5.24.07) CO2 Alarmists Bankroll CCS
RALEIGH — The Center for Climate Strategies, which is using funds from foundations that promote carbon-dioxide constraints because of global-warming fears, is influencing government climate-change policy in several states, including North Carolina.


(5.07.07) CAPAG Funding, Backing Questioned
RALEIGH — A Division of Air Quality project that seeks to limit carbon dioxide emissions in North Carolina is funded mostly by environmental foundations that predict dire consequences if government does nothing to stop the global warming of the Earth.


(4.30.07) Pa. Group Guides NC CO2 Panel
RALEIGH — A nonprofit environmental advocacy group, which staunchly believes global warming must be reduced through reductions in human-caused carbon dioxide emissions, controls another nonprofit organization that advises a climate action panel started by the N.C. Division of Air Quality. The DAQ-created group, in turn, makes recommendations on carbon-dioxide reductions to the Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change.