Tag:REPS

  • Nuclear power backers seek ‘clean’ status — and subsidies

    Nuclear power advocates are jumping on the climate change bandwagon. They are repackaging the industry as a clean energy alternative, and making a case for government subsidies. The Joint Legislative Commission on Energy Policy got that pitch in April. Nuclear energy representatives said nuclear plants…

  • Currituck County fed up with solar

    Large solar projects haven’t been a good deal for Currituck County residents, says Bobby Hanig, the county commission’s chairman. The developers “have consistently tried to go back on what has been agreed upon in open meetings, and brought on extra work for county staff to ensure they are doing what…

  • Hot air from the wind industry

    RALEIGH — Wind-energy developers routinely deceive the public, a longtime critic of the industry told Carolina Journal. And the sales pitch surrounding the Amazon Wind Farm near Elizabeth City continues spreading those deceptions. Amazon continues to perpetuate the myth that the electrical grid can take power from the turbines on…

  • 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.