• Research Report

    The Economics of Climate Change Legislation in North Carolina

    posted April 30, 2008 by Alfonso Sanchez-Penalver, David G. Tuerck, Paul Bachman, Michael Head
    The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston, Mass., reviews policies under consideration in North Carolina to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Supporters contend those policies would help North Carolina respond to climate change. Supporters also contend the policies would produce positive economic benefits. This report rebuts the advocates’ economic arguments. Beacon Hill Institute researchers find “serious methodological flaws” in the documents used to justify the climate change policies.
  • Press Release

    New report highlights harm from climate change policies

    posted April 30, 2008
    RALEIGH – A North Carolina commission is considering policies that “would exert significant negative effects on the state economy,” according to a new report from Boston-based economists…
  • Press Release

    Climate change policies would raise taxes, limit freedoms

    posted February 26, 2008
    RALEIGH – A new John Locke Foundation report guides North Carolinians through “vague, overbroad” policies proposed to help the state address global warming. The report shows how the policy…
  • Press Release

    Analyst: Cap Excuses Don’t Fly

    posted August 9, 2005
    RALEIGH – The Easley administration’s claims that a proposed state budget won’t violate the governor’s spending cap are convoluted and contradictory, according to a preliminary analysis by the John Locke…
  • Press Release

    JLF Head Praises Easley’s Spending Cap

    posted February 23, 2003
    RALEIGH — Gov. Mike Easley announced Monday a proposed spending cap for North Carolina that would limit annual budget growth to average changes in the state’s personal income — a…

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