Green Energy in NC: Farmland Threatened But New Natural Gas Plants Proposed Anyway

Most of us have seen the blight when solar panels mar the landscape on pieces of land that used to be farmed. I noticed a large new solar panel farm at the intersection of HW 158 and Church Street in Rockingham County, for instance. And this is happening even when the state is second in the nation for threatened farmland.

But guess what? In spite of all that farmland lost to solar panels, Duke Energy is still having to build new natural gas power plants in Person County and in Catawba County. after having felt compelled to retire several coal plants around the state.

When will the Green Energy charade be called off in North Carolina?

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6 thoughts on “Green Energy in NC: Farmland Threatened But New Natural Gas Plants Proposed Anyway

  1. “In spite of all that farmland lost to solar panels, Duke Energy is still having to build new natural gas power plants…”

    Unreliable wind/solar never replace reliable sources of energy, but always must be in addition to them. Which is why the more wind/solar mandated, the more expensive your electricity is. The reason Republicans only paused the escalation of the mandate put in place by the Dems pre 2010, rather than eliminating it, is that they are bought by the fantastically wealthy beneficiaries of the mandate=subsidy. It’s time to start blaming Republicans for the expensiveness of our electricity.

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