• Press Release

    N.C. voters reject high costs of global warming policies

    posted July 23, 2008
    RALEIGH – Nearly two-thirds of North Carolina voters oppose climate change legislation that would raise gasoline prices or electricity rates, according to a new poll. Opposition grows as the potential…
  • Press Release

    Climate commission should focus on original mission

    posted June 9, 2008
    RALEIGH — Lawmakers should not extend the work of their state climate commission, unless that group stops ignoring the will of the legislature and starts doing the job it was…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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.

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