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Powering our Communities  

It is an essential truth that our communities must be powered for this capitalistic society to function in this modern age. What is real on this issue, along with what is unreal coming from the Puppet Biden Administration (this category originating on 082122) will be published here.

On Tuesday, the North Carolina General Assembly overrode five bills that had been vetoed by Governor Roy Cooper. Since the legislature held its first override vote in March, there have been a total of 19 veto overrides this year.
On Tuesday, the North Carolina General Assembly overrode five bills that had been vetoed by Governor Roy Cooper. Since the legislature held its first override vote in March, there have been a total of 19 veto overrides this year.
 
They also show why the General Assembly was wise to put the least-cost and reliable guardrails into law
They also show why the General Assembly was wise to put the least-cost and reliable guardrails into law
 
North Carolina’s no-more-stringent law forbids state environmental agencies from imposing stricter environmental regulations than required by the federal government
North Carolina’s no-more-stringent law forbids state environmental agencies from imposing stricter environmental regulations than required by the federal government
 
The state is one of America's top oil producers, but the state Democratic Party's platform could seek to change that
The state is one of America's top oil producers, but the state Democratic Party's platform could seek to change that
 
Gov. Roy Cooper has declared the week of Sept. 25 “Clean Energy Week.” Whether that indicates he will sign Senate Bill 678, “Clean Energy/Other Changes,” remains unclear.
Gov. Roy Cooper has declared the week of Sept. 25 “Clean Energy Week.” Whether that indicates he will sign Senate Bill 678, “Clean Energy/Other Changes,” remains unclear.
 
A solar energy company recently awarded $3 billion by the Biden administration has been accused of scamming elderly people, and Republican leaders in the House and Senate are now asking the Energy Department to provide more details about the deal.
A solar energy company recently awarded $3 billion by the Biden administration has been accused of scamming elderly people, and Republican leaders in the House and Senate are now asking the Energy Department to provide more details about the deal.
 
From December through mid-August, 60 large whales have washed ashore East Coast beaches, coinciding with the issuance of several federal permits for whale “harassment” as a consequence of offshore wind energy development activities
From December through mid-August, 60 large whales have washed ashore East Coast beaches, coinciding with the issuance of several federal permits for whale “harassment” as a consequence of offshore wind energy development activities
 
RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina was selected as a partner in the EVeryone Charging Forward™ program, a $30-million, 10-year initiative of the Siemens Foundation.
RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina was selected as a partner in the EVeryone Charging Forward™ program, a $30-million, 10-year initiative of the Siemens Foundation.
 
With a large load forecast and a need for reliable electricity provision, Dominion Energy also balks at closing traditional power plants
With a large load forecast and a need for reliable electricity provision, Dominion Energy also balks at closing traditional power plants
 
"Having access to the Mountain Valley Pipeline would reduce customer costs by $1.7 billion by 2038, and $2.6 billion by 2050."
"Having access to the Mountain Valley Pipeline would reduce customer costs by $1.7 billion by 2038, and $2.6 billion by 2050."
 
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has recently announced that two offshore wind sites located in Eastern North Carolina will not be leased due to objections from The Department of Defense.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has recently announced that two offshore wind sites located in Eastern North Carolina will not be leased due to objections from The Department of Defense.
 
So every two months, China adds more coal power than North Carolina can possibly retire
So every two months, China adds more coal power than North Carolina can possibly retire
 
While states consider enormously expensive plans to rework their entire electricity systems to cut CO2 emissions, energy-based emissions are still increasing across most of the world, especially China
While states consider enormously expensive plans to rework their entire electricity systems to cut CO2 emissions, energy-based emissions are still increasing across most of the world, especially China
 
Duke Energy Corporation has filed its update resource plan with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC).
 
The Biden administration is planning to give up to $12.5 million in grant funding for equity-driven emissions reduction research.
The Biden administration is planning to give up to $12.5 million in grant funding for equity-driven emissions reduction research.
 
"With this kind of support at the federal level, it should be a wake-up call for regulatory reform to speed up the permitting process so we can build more nuclear," said SPN Energy Fellow, Amy Cooke.
"With this kind of support at the federal level, it should be a wake-up call for regulatory reform to speed up the permitting process so we can build more nuclear," said SPN Energy Fellow, Amy Cooke.
 
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' hearing Thursday about the future of the Mountain Valley Pipeline included one reference to North Carolina.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' hearing Thursday about the future of the Mountain Valley Pipeline included one reference to North Carolina.
 
When government decides to buy something, cost increases are sure to follow. One reason is that people are generally less cost-conscious when they’re spending other people’s money. Government decision-makers are people spending revenues collected from other people.
When government decides to buy something, cost increases are sure to follow. One reason is that people are generally less cost-conscious when they’re spending other people’s money. Government decision-makers are people spending revenues collected from other people.
 
Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis unveiled his energy agenda during an event in Midland, Texas, on Wednesday, promising that his policies will bring back $2 gas and turn the United States into the world’s leading energy producer.
Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis unveiled his energy agenda during an event in Midland, Texas, on Wednesday, promising that his policies will bring back $2 gas and turn the United States into the world’s leading energy producer.
 
Since 2017, the population of North Atlantic Right Whales has declined by 30 percent
 
Not even Mainers want to be California — at least that’s the takeaway after Pine Tree State residents slammed a proposed statewide crackdown on fossil fuels this week.
Not even Mainers want to be California — at least that’s the takeaway after Pine Tree State residents slammed a proposed statewide crackdown on fossil fuels this week.
 
After Hurricane Idalia slammed into Florida last week, reports of electric vehicles catching fire after coming into contact with floodwaters began to emerge.
After Hurricane Idalia slammed into Florida last week, reports of electric vehicles catching fire after coming into contact with floodwaters began to emerge.
 
A pair of election integrity bills passed Thursday in the North Carolina Senate. S.B. 747, Election Law Changes, and S.B. 749, No Partisan Advantage in Elections, both passed with a vote of 28-19.
A pair of election integrity bills passed Thursday in the North Carolina Senate. S.B. 747, Election Law Changes, and S.B. 749, No Partisan Advantage in Elections, both passed with a vote of 28-19.
 
In a new piece in the Daily Mail, the well-known science writer explains why he’ll be buying a new gas powered car before the UK’s electric vehicle mandate goes into effect in 2030.
In a new piece in the Daily Mail, the well-known science writer explains why he’ll be buying a new gas powered car before the UK’s electric vehicle mandate goes into effect in 2030.
 
The North Carolina Utilities Commission’s initial Carbon Plan would close over 9,000 MWs of coal-fired generation by 2035
The North Carolina Utilities Commission’s initial Carbon Plan would close over 9,000 MWs of coal-fired generation by 2035
 
Senate Bill 678, “Promote Clean Energy,” currently in the N.C. House Rules Committee, could pave the way for more investment in nuclear energy in North Carolina.
Senate Bill 678, “Promote Clean Energy,” currently in the N.C. House Rules Committee, could pave the way for more investment in nuclear energy in North Carolina.
 
The North Carolina Senate recently passed Senate Bill 678: Promote Clean Energy, sponsored by Senators Paul Newton, Buck Newton, and David Craven.
The North Carolina Senate recently passed Senate Bill 678: Promote Clean Energy, sponsored by Senators Paul Newton, Buck Newton, and David Craven.
 
In 2022 a major report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine warned that enormous wind turbines severely affect the marine vessel radar (MVR) used for navigating waterways shared by commercial and recreational vessels as well as extremely large commercial shipping vessel
In 2022 a major report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine warned that enormous wind turbines severely affect the marine vessel radar (MVR) used for navigating waterways shared by commercial and recreational vessels as well as extremely large commercial shipping vessel
 
Electricity prices in Finland plummeted into negative territory this week after the launch of a new nuclear power plant last month.
Electricity prices in Finland plummeted into negative territory this week after the launch of a new nuclear power plant last month.
 
Wind projects off Brunswick County beaches would also interfere with military training and operations, including airspace used daily by the 169th Fighter Wing out of South Carolina
Wind projects off Brunswick County beaches would also interfere with military training and operations, including airspace used daily by the 169th Fighter Wing out of South Carolina
 
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson noted the harmful effects of closing nuclear power facilities for ideological purposes as Germany shuttered the nation’s remaining nuclear plants and Elon Musk strongly advised against the move.
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson noted the harmful effects of closing nuclear power facilities for ideological purposes as Germany shuttered the nation’s remaining nuclear plants and Elon Musk strongly advised against the move.
 
Under SB 678, North Carolina would recognize this fact about the state's most efficient, reliable electricity source
Under SB 678, North Carolina would recognize this fact about the state's most efficient, reliable electricity source
 
Get ready to see higher electricity bills if the North Carolina Utilities Commission approves a requested price hike by Duke Energy Progress.
Get ready to see higher electricity bills if the North Carolina Utilities Commission approves a requested price hike by Duke Energy Progress.
 
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