Solar goons a wee-bit cash-poor through Q2 2018

Things appear to be a little tight for the folks who specialize in lining politician pockets so that said politicians will give them lots of taxpayer money to buy and play with solar panels and windmills.  These folks don’t appear to be raising much money and most of what they appear to be paying out is bank fees. According to the state elections board, in May 2018, The NC Energy Workers PAC ( treasurer is Strata Solar CFO David Scoglio) got threatened with termination of its active status (and a referral to the district attorney’s office) for failure to submit…

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#ncga: Shouting “socialism” in a rubber room

You can tell election time is getting close.  State Rep. Bob Steinburg  and his team are revving up the whisper & slander machine that so effectively eviscerated primary opponent Clark Twiddy. It’s almost funny to see how Ol’ Bob transitions on his Facebook page from posting about his latest visit to a church right into carpet-bombing his opponent with personal attacks.  (Is THAT WJWD?) Ol’ Bob is already making the rounds proclaiming his opponent in November, Cole Phelps, is a “gun-grabber.”  (Never mind that Phelps has gone on the record calling himself a Second Amendment supporter with concerns about limiting…

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Have solar goons shanghaied Lt. Dan?

I’m seeing some things on Twitter that are making me a wee bit uncomfortable.  Here’s one: And HERE is another: Kairos Governmental Affairs and Betsy McCorkle are leading mouthpieces for renewable energy government mandates and government subsidies of solar and wind energy.  The fact that Betsy is so happy should make all of you, as utility bill payers, very nervous.  Forest was speaking at an event hosted by  “Conservatives for Clean Energy” — the front group set up and promoted by Kairos, Paul Shumaker and Dee Stewart for the purpose of giving Republicans cover for supporting government subsidies for solar…

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#ncga: Steinburg’s windmills under-performing, hurting Navy ops

State Rep. — and wannabe state senator – Bob Steinburg makes no bones about his support for government-subsidized solar and wind energy.  Here he is just last year: A group of North Carolina legislators want to see a recently opened wind farm in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties shut down over what they say is interference with military radar. […] One coastal legislator not on the list of signatories was Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, whose district includes the wind farm project. Steinburg told CRO Wednesday that he would fight any move to shut down the wind farm unless he saw any solid…

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#ncga: Solar school scheme seeking growth in NC besieged by lawsuits in SC

Remember the guys who were seeking the General Assembly’s permission to use government money to develop school buildings (with a bunch of solar panels on them, of course) that can then be leased BACK to local governments? Well, this development group has been hard at work in the Myrtle Beach area.  So far, we’ve heard about non-transparency issues,. fights with local officials, a SLED probe, and now some serious lawyering up: A Lake City-based construction company sued Horry County Schools and other contractors for allegedly failing to fully pay for work on four new Horry County schools. According to the…

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Tilli$$$ goes to bat for solar goons

In 2014, we got promised all kinds of action to kill ObamaCare.  Unfortunately, the man from Florida Tennessee Cornelius Huntersville has given us a whole lot of effort on stuff — illegal aliens and solar — that pleases his biggest donors. From Politico, here’s his latest bit of “crossing the aisle”: […] Reactions to the administration’s tariff announcement didn’t fall along the usual party lines in the Senate, where some Republicans bashed the tariffs as potentially costing jobs and harmful to the economy. “I think it’s going to be very hurtful to our products in South Carolina,” Sen. Lindsey Graham…

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#ncga: A familiar face from 2012?

Republican Ed Goodwin gave Elaine Marshall a spirited challenge in the 2012 Secretary of State race. Now, it appears Goodwin is eyeing a different route to Raleigh: Eddy Goodwin, a former state ferry director and former Chowan commissioner, says he plans to run for state representative in the newly configured 1st House District [….]  Goodwin, 65, is planning to run in the new House district that includes Chowan, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Bertie, Washington and Camden counties. He’s seeking the seat because current House 1 state Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, isn’t seeking re-election to the House but plans to run for the…

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#ncga: Group that led NC push for public / private school development now part of SC probe

A North Carolina developer tied to the solar goons who pushed hard — and successfully — on Jones Street to allow local governments to use tax money to lease privately-owned school facilities is getting some unflattering headlines down south: Firstfloor Energy Positive, the builder of Horry County’s five over budget and delayed new schools, spent more than $62,000 campaigning for a failed bond referendum that’s now under investigation by two state agencies, new campaign finance records show. If the referendum had passed, Firstfloor would’ve gotten $109 million in school construction projects from Laurens School District 55, including an $85 million…

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NC’s solar goons accused of misleading GOP candidates, voters

The Washington Examiner has the story:  Would you be more or less likely to vote for a congressional candidate in 2018 if that candidate supported expensive, inefficient, environmentally-hazardous wind farms in your community? As a Nevada resident in a critical swing state, would you be more or less willing to vote for a congressional candidate who favors the installation of 400-foot-tall wind turbines that will block your view of the skyline, but leave the view from the candidate’s private home unobstructed? Any polling company that included such highly skewed questions in a voter survey could expect to receive responses in…

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#ncga: Bob Steinburg, Dem senator give big wet kiss to Big Solar

While on this very site claiming he’s a free-market capitalist NOT in the clutches of the solar goons, The Elizabeth City Daily Advance was publishing a piece co-authored by Rep. Bob Steinburg and Democrat senator Erica Smith-Ingram (Bill Cook’s soon-to-be-senator) suggesting otherwise: It is the reality of the world in which we live — Republicans and Democrats in the N.C. General Assembly are often divided on complex social and economic issues. However, over 80 percent of legislation, including energy-related bills, are passed with strong bi-partisan support. True, there have been some contentious debates over the right path for expanding the renewable…

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