The Senate passed the "Energy Jobs Act" (SB709) would direct the Governor to enter into a energy compact with Virgina and South Carolina. The compact would develop strategies for ... Keep Reading
Environment & Energy
Wind Turbines: Legitimate Source of Energy or For Show?
North Carolina might actually want to consider sitting this race out. All along the East Coast, states are trying to be the first and most powerful energy producer of wind energy, ... Keep Reading
Higher Power Bills for North Carolinians are Coming!
Higher power for North Carolina consumers are not a maybe - they are a certainty. That is unless the legislature changes direction. A change in direction does not appear likely as ... Keep Reading
State Senate Republicans going after the “devil in the details”
GOP Senators Harry Brown and David Rouzer want to take a close look at rules that are written covering laws passed by the General Assembly and those written by state agencies. They ... Keep Reading
House bill would remove liability cap on oil spills
The House Environment and Natural Resources Committee passed a bill that would remove the damage liability cap on oil spills and on any other material deemed hazardous. Under ... Keep Reading
Missing the Point on “Green”… Again.
Governor Perdue has been doing some blogging during her trip abroad, most recently on the subject of green energy, arguing: "The bottom line is this. Energy – how we make, how we ... Keep Reading
Going Green at the Fair
The North Carolina State Fair has joined efforts to make North Carolina more “green.” WRAL reports that these “environmentally friendly” projects include collecting cooking oil to ... Keep Reading
Free Market: 1, Chicken Poop Power: 0
Just as predicted (and ridiculed) it seems North Carolina’s electricity providers will be unable to meet the first deadline set by the General Assembly in Senate Bill 3 mandating ... Keep Reading
Attack of the Plastic Bags
You might remember this parody that the Civitas interns made about the General Assembly’s recent ban on plastic bags in selected counties. It turns out that the legislators aren’t ... Keep Reading
Clothesline Bill Gets Washed Out
Yesterday, some amazing things happened in the state Legislature. And, unless you really pay attention you may have missed them. Luckily we here at Red Clay have a cot ... Keep Reading