• Mountain Wind Power Dispute Based on State Mandates

    RALEIGH — North Carolina would feel no more pressure to build commercial wind turbines along its mountain ridgelines if lawmakers scrapped their two-year-old renewable energy mandates. That’s the assessment a John Locke Foundation expert makes in a new Spotlight report.

  • Push for Wind Turbines Could Knock Down Property Rights

    RALEIGH -- Some legislators and environmental groups are trying to get commercial-scale wind power along the mountain ridges of western North Carolina. This would mean that lines of commercial wind turbines, which can be as tall as 500 feet (or 50 stories), would line the ridges.