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Strata Spotlight

Watch the video to learn more about North Carolina renewable energy mandates.

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Activists could limit college earnings, research
By William F. Shughart II, March 19, 2015

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nobody is likely to confuse tiny Brevard College in North Carolina, student population about 700, with the University of California system, with 233,000 students on 10 sprawling campuses. But they have at least one thing in common: Students and faculty members think they can help “save the planet” if their schools stop investing in companies that recover and process fossil fuels. Read more

Study: N.C. Renewable Mandate Costs Jobs, Income
By Dan Way, March 17, 2015

Carolina Journal

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s law mandating electric utilities to increase their use of renewable energy sources has caused the loss of nearly 24,000 jobs, $14.4 billion in forgone personal income, and will boost ratepayers’ annual bills by $149 million more than they would have paid if they hadn’t been forced to buy renewable energy.
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New Utah State University Study on North Carolina Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)
Institute of Political Economy at Utah State University, March 17, 2015

Since 2008, North Carolina has required that progressively more electricity be generated from renewable resources. Based on the national averages of all states with RPS, this cost the people of North Carolina $14.4 billion dollars in 2013, and 23,769 jobs. This translates to $1,448 in lost income per person and $3,870 in lost income per household. Read more

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