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John Locke Foundation Nominated for State Policy Network’s Prestigious “Most Influential Research” Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Raleigh, NC – The John Locke Foundation is honored to announce its nomination for the State Policy Network’s Bob Williams “Most Influential Research” Award. This prestigious recognition…


Warning of Solar Power Loss During Eclipse Forgets It Happens Every Night, All Night

Duke Energy, General Assembly, Utilities Commission, capacity factor, output factor, dispatchable, energy, natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, offshore wind, onshore wind, hydro, hydroelectricity, emissions, CO2, consumers, electric power, electricity,…

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Budget, Taxation & Economy

How a Budget Provision Keeps the Cooper Administration from Creating a Tax out of Thin Air

The Biden administration seeks to fund extreme environmentalist initiatives at the state level, including cap and trade programs. Such programs amount to “an energy-rationing scheme that acts as an energy…