Well, green environmentalism that is…
The State of NC has awarded $12.7 million over the next 10 years to the Shaw Power Group to add 556 jobs in Charlotte.
What exactly does the Shaw Power Group do you might ask?
Well, they are a company that builds and constructs those nasty greenhouse gas emitting, global warming causing (allegedly) coal-fired power plants. And is the principal contractor for the $1.8 billion Duke Energy’s Cliffside coal power plant that environmentalists have been fighting for years and years to try and stop.
So let me get this straight… the General Assembly passes legislation mandating production of renewable energy yet the Department of Commerce gives money away to a company that builds coal-fired power plants?
One more thing… Aren’t "incentives" supposed to be used to recruit or entice businesses to parts of the state that are struggling economically and that can’t recruit business otherwise? Last I checked, Charlotte wasn’t really hurting for economic growth.
Just chalk it up to one more ridiculous incentive giveaway. When will it stop?