Archive: Climate Change

  • JLF: Energy Mandates Ignore Customer Demands

    RALEIGH — New energy mandates could drive up North Carolina’s regionally high electricity rates, even though consumers have shown little interest in paying more for renewable energy sources, a John Locke Foundation Spotlight report says.

  • Friday Interview: Marlo Lewis on Al Gore

    RALEIGH — Marlo Lewis, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, recently addressed a John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon in Asheville. He also discussed his “Skeptical Tour of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth” with Mitch Kokai for Carolina Journal Radio. (Go to http://www.carolinajournal.com/cjradio/ to find a station near you or…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Friday Interview: Climate-Change Commission

    RALEIGH — The John Locke Foundation’s Donna Martinez recently discussed the work of the North Carolina Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change with Roy Cordato, the John Locke Foundation’s vice president for research, who has been following the commission’s work very closely. (Go to http://carolinajournal.com/cjradio/ to find a station near…

  • Expert: Beware Global Warming Bias

    RALEIGH — A North Carolina group studying global warming needs to beware of “pervasive bias” in the debate, according to Virginia’s state climatologist. Pat Michaels says negative reports about global-warming projections outnumber positive reports by a 15-1 ratio. Related NC Air Quality Articles: Commission speakers debate emissions Utilities urge limits…

  • ‘Warming’ Skeptic Stresses Costs

    RALEIGH — North Carolina would put itself into an “infinitely indefensible” position if it tries to take steps on its own to curb global warming, according to Robert Balling, one of the nation’s leading global-warming “skeptics.” Related NC Environment Articles: Geologist: Outer Banks in danger…

  • Critics: Climate Panel Not Balanced

    RALEIGH — A commission to study the effects of global climate change, established by the General Assembly this year, could be constituted to arrive at a foregone conclusion because of its makeup, some critics say. Environmental groups, which have constantly issued dire threats about the dangers of global warming, are…