• Press Release

    JLF analyst urges new focus for global warming group

    posted May 29, 2008
    RALEIGH – Legislators should allow North Carolina’s climate commission to disappear, unless the group refocuses its efforts on its original mandated mission. That’s the recommendation from a John Locke Foundation…
  • Research Report

    Low-Cost Energy: Critical for the Economy and Our Way of Life

    posted May 12, 2008 by Geoff Lawrence, Daren Bakst
    Low-cost energy is not only critical to the economy, but also to our health, safety, and general welfare. Despite concerns over energy prices, policymakers are intentionally increasing energy prices through new taxes and regulations.
  • Press Release

    N.C. government policies driving up energy costs

    posted May 12, 2008
    RALEIGH – As energy costs climb in North Carolina, state lawmakers are contributing to the problem with misguided policies targeting climate change. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report…
  • 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

    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…

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