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*But then, I repeat myself...
#Not an exhaustive list...
Here are many (not all) of the names...
Those upset over being omitted - respond to CarolinaPlottHound@gmail.com (send photo)...
The staggering cost of solar tax credits that NC taxpayers will have to make up for...
WHO GETS THESE CREDITS? The likes of Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Bank of America, Duke Energy, etc....
No wonder why ALL THESE CONSULTANTS & LOBBYISTS are making a fortune on this scam...
SANDERS: Just another special-interest lobby seeking plunder...
AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY: NC's energy policy is 'morally repugnant'...
DELUCA/TUCKER: NC shouldn't renew renewable handouts...
FLASHBACK: 'Conservatives' pushing Big Solar, funded by the Left...

THE NC SOLAR/RENEWABLES
LOBBYISTS & LEECHES*#




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RUCHO CHALLENGES MECK GOP CHAIRMAN'S SLEAZY ACTIVITIES...

Senator wants Curtis Watkins investigated for recruitment of candidates in other counties...

Full Rucho letter...


CENTER PHOTO: Facebook
REP. HAGER OUTS SOLAR SLEAZEBAGS TRYING TO PRIMARY HIM...

Renewable redistributionist goons going after House Majority Leader...

Mecklenburg Co. GOP chairman Curtis Watkins runs foundation for global warming oligarch...

Watkins gunning for Hager...

Northampton co. town rejects solar farm, fearing it would suck up all the energy from the sun...


NC farmers upset that Duke Energy gets pig poop power from Midwest in renewable credits/mandate scam...


BRYSON: Duke Energy wants higher electricity rates to cover costs from renewable energy mandate...



Solar leeches already talking about the tantrums they'll throw next year to keep their goodies...

...and the year after that...and the year after that...

The solar crybabies don't get their subsidy goodies...

...so they have a study removed that examines toxic pollution from expired solar panels...

...but don't forget - THEY'RE 'GREEN'!!

The solar lobbyist/leeches attempt to save subsidies via proposed 'Farm Bill'...

Oh, but it's only a 'study committee'...rigged for a predetermined outcome...

AFP: 'Slanted to conclude...that refundable tax credits and mandates...will spur economic development...'

SANDERS: The top 'stakeholders' in policy debates are the citizens, never the cronies...

After Republican caucus outrage, renewable 'study' language reportedly removed from Farm Bill...but you can't trust House leadership...

LEECHES LAMENT AS RENEWABLE TAX CREDIT TO EXPIRE...

SOLAR HIGH-LARITY: 'The well-funded misinformation campaign against clean energy had a significant presence in the General Assembly this session...'

THE TRUTH: See all those renewable advocates above? They DOMINATED the halls of the Legislature this year...

...plus they had all the booze and bucks to woo lawmakers...it was a great party this session...THAT FAILED...

Solar leeches, who don't make money on sunshine, say they will go find suckers in other states...

The lightweights in the Star-News editorial dept. blame Birkenstock and tofu haters...

WHEN IT COMES TO BIASED REPORTING...


...LAURA'S NO SLOUCH!

Civitas Institute reveals funding of Leftist pro-renewables activists that WRAL's Leslie overlooked ignored...

Solar leeches desperately seek preservation of their preferential tax treatment...

STUDY: $3,800 per NC family due to renewable energy mandate...

WRAL REPORTER LAURA LESLIE:
AIIIGGGHHEEEEEE!! KOCH BROTHERS !!!!!!!!

SANDERS: WRAL - Reductio ad Kocham...

FLASHBACK: WRAL parent Capitol Broadcasting doesn't just 'own a solar farm' - they are bathed in its subsidies...

Renewable tax credit likely to be allowed to sunset, sources say...


NC's most hyperactive lobby cranks its rent-seeking antics up to 11...

That's '11'...


SANDERS: Rent-seeking, the renewable energy business model...

Opposition growing to solar farms; two counties reject permits...

'There has never been a study to see if they're safe or not...'

PREVIOUSLY: Environmentalists' hypocrisy on solar panel pollution...

Pro-renewables NC State prof rains on the sunny stories of solar energy's alleged economic benefits...

Absurd tax credits and politicians' renewable coercion are reasons that NC is near top in solar farms...

GILSTRAP: Something clearly wrong with this picture...

DID SOMEONE SLIP TATA A LATTE??


PHOTO: WRAL
DOT wasting taxpayer money with Solar Center on billboard campaign to address driving habits...

TATA: 'Motor vehicles account for about half of all greenhouse gas emissions...'

Tony, there is no global warming -- none...it's a scam...

IDIOCY: Billboard promotes driving on natural gas, propane...how available are cars that run on those (or solar)??


Reduce electricity usage during cold snap, Duke Energy says...

WHY?? We should have all the juice we need because NC is No. 3 in solar power and the sun's out today...

House sends bill to governor that extends 35 PERCENT TAX CREDIT for solar...


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IMAGE: UNC-TV/YouTube
HASTINGS TAKES HEAT FOR SAVING SOLAR SUBSIDIES & MANDATE

Rep. Kelly Hastings says he wouldn't vote to repeal NC's renewable mandate...

...because Duke Energy 'didn't write him a letter' saying they'd lower rates if he did...

That's because Duke loves the renewable mandate because of their own tax breaks & subsidies...

ALSO: Hastings claims he was trying to protect jobs at Schletter Inc. in his district...

WHAT A CO-INKY-DINK: Danish company launched in US just when solar subsidies exploded...

Company wasn't here 2 years and Obama gave it $500K from the Porkulus...

SCHLETTER: Another renewable company that can't make it without taxpayer enablement...

...so thank you for making our point for us again, Rep. Hastings...

Bill sponsor Rep. Chris Millis jousts with Hastings on social media...

Hastings says bill was 'too liberal' (LOL!) and wants to eliminate wind (but not solar!)...

DAILY HAYMAKER: Rep. Chris Millis the 'liberal' (ack-ack-cough-cough-wheeeezzze)...

MORE HAYMAKER: Hastings has accumulated 48 vote absences already (fighting for his district!)...

SOLAR STAN SAYS...



THANKS FOR SAVING
MY SUBSIDIES GUYS!


Pristine Sun's Stan Battersby thanks Reps. Bradford, Watford, Hastings, Malone & Dollar...

...along with a host of Dems who sustained next-to-useless solar on our electric bills...

So is NC's renewable mandate saving Stan's NC job for a NC company??

Uh, no, he's a Michigan guy flacking for a San Francisco company...

So thank your legislators for standing up for liberal California energy values!!!

Why does House Republican leadership refuse to follow their own platform??

DAILY HAYMAKER: Dear RINOs: Thanks for whoring yourselves out. XOXO - The Left...

Al Gore Republicans...

PAY NO ATTENTION...


...TO THE GREAT AND POWERFUL [BLOGS]!

House votes to strengthen protections for electricity customers...

BALFOUR: Big blow for solar...

Scowl-field in mourning...

BLUE CROSS, METLIFE, BofA, BB&T ALL BIG WHORES FOR SOLAR...

WHAT? Corporations that have nothing to do with energy are in the crony renewable business too??

And the secret why Duke Energy is swallowing up all those wind and solar plants is revealed also...

Former Duke CEO Jim Rogers luvvved the ROI from renewables...

So a phony 'industry,' existent only because of gov't, creates fraudulent market for tax credits...

RENEWABLES: Accelerated depreciation, tax credit sell-offs for instant cash...whatta scam...

SANDERS: Renewable energy lobby's shell game...


FLICKR PHOTO: Third Way
Here comes ethically challenged former Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers pumping for solar subsidies again...

...and oh look, Jim's P.O.S. 'clean coal' boondoggle in Indiana is still screwing their customers up there...

It's just the Jim Rogers way!

Raleigh developer launches group to defend citizens who are forced to litigate against the Duke Energy monopoly behemoth...

CITIZENS ROOTED: Duke's 'imperialistic attitude'...

Duke Energy customers' bills would be going down even more if it wasn't for NC's renewable energy mandate...


SANDERS: Solar 'stature' = infinite incentives and endless infancy...


WHADDAYA KNOW...


PHOTOS: Facebook
...THE NCGOPe THROWS A SOLAR LEECH CHALLENGER AT REP. BURR...


SANDERS: How utterly, utterly impossible is battery storage for renewable electricity...

GOOGLE PARTNER: Solar power dependability is zero...

$938M in renewable energy tax breaks remain despite phased-out repeal...


Facebook says it won't put more coal-/natural gas-dependent servers in NC because renewable policy scam is diminished...


APPLE 100-PERCENT LIES ABOUT POWERING SIRI WITH SOLAR...

THE TRUTH: Duke Energy's coal, natural gas and nukes juice WNC data center...

REP. HAGER: 'If you tell a lie often enough you start believing it...'

FLASHBACK: 'Green' Apple tortures WNC environmment to build solar farm...

FLASHBACK: Great deal for Al Gore; lousy for NC...

FLASHBACK: APPLE'S NC iSORE...

WNC breweries get solar corporate welfare in addition to their regular corporate welfare...

Elon board says 'no' to solar farm...


GRAY: More renewable subsidies need to go...


SANDERS: Why it's not enough to say 'but our electricity rates are some of the lowest around'...

SANDERS: When real stakeholders are allowed to speak...


RIGHT PHOTO: Twitter
PIG POOP POWER PROMOTER WANTS STRONGER MANDATE WITHIN MANDATE...

NC Pork Council's Maier says Duke Energy should be forced to take in-state biogas...

Yet another 'industry' that is wholly dependent on subsidies and mandates...


CORDATO: Lawmakers reject energy subsidies for solar while continuing to embrace the anti market principles behind them

SANDERS: Energy cronyism whack-a-mole...


Rep. Charles Jeter laments GOP caucus fight over pro-renewables language in Farm Bill...

GENIUS!


IMAGE: Facebook
REP. JETER: Vaccinations and renewable energy are both good for you, and therefore you must accept them!

'Polio vaccines are mandates. Anybody here think that's a bad idea?...Just because it's a mandate...doesn't mean it's bad...'


SANDERS: What is the 'disease' that renewable energy inoculates against?

SOLAR SCOTT IS...

...PI$$ED AT PLOTT HOUND!

Lobbyist Laster unleashes Twitter fury on your little ole NC news aggregator...

ALLEGATION: Plott Hound is a hypocrite! Criticizes solar but then takes their ad money!!

Here's one of the ads (top) that may have set Scott off...

Here's another...

Scott's looking for outrage from Civitas's DeLuca over Plott Hound's HYPOCRISY!!

Scott contemplates reaction at Civitas - HEADS EXPLODING!

...Emergency meeting!...

...KOCH...BROTHERS!!!

And then Sleuthing Solar Scott catches Plott Hound trying to hide its hypocrisy!

ALSO...CPH takes solar ad money AND 'tries' to discredit his wife!

Speaking of your wife, Scott...could she answer a few questions for us??

ABOUT THE ADS: Google likes to populate ad slots with advertisers that eat browser cookies...

That's either too sophisticated for Solar Scott, or he actually knows better...

You've got all the booze, broads and bucks to buy legislators, Scott...

...so why are you so worried about this little Web site??

After all, your GOP leadership pals said we're not worth paying attention to...remember??

Or did a certain caucus vote on solar tax credit extension not go so well?

Just needing to vent??

SCOTT'S IGNOMINY: Annnnd just like that, he shields his Twitter account from public view (unless you were already following him)...

Bad dog, Plott Hound! BAD DOG!!!

Despite signing pledge, Sen. Tillman not pleased he was exposed as solar supporter...

HEAVENS, BETSY!


PHOTO: Facebook
FAINTING UNNECESSARY WITH RENEWABLE REPUBS ON YOUR SIDE!

NC Sustainable Energy Association lobbyist Betsy McCorkle has many interests...

...like getting the renewable mandate repeal shot down by her Republican pals...

Why, Betsy founded her own consulting firm...for...'conservatives!'

Betsy's a former Communist lobbyist for NC Solar Center, League of Conservation Voters...

Funny how Betsy lists all her 'conservative' clients...

...but doesn't mention her extensive work for 'clean' energy (might kill her 'conservative' cred)...

Must be difficult for the 'conservatives' to deny 'conservative' Betsy when she comes calling...

5 clean energy 'conservatives' voting with Democrats...it's sooo confusing!!!

CORDATO: Republicans live down to their stereotype...




GOP POLITICOS HIDING
SOLAR MONEY TRAIL?


What are Paul Shumaker, Dee Stewart, Scott & Kristen Laster, Betsy McCorkle up to?

BEAUFORT OBSERVER: Republicans acting like Democrats, extend solar tax subsidies...

Dee Stewart lackey Rep. David Lewis promoting establishment's choice for NCGOP chairman...

REPEAT AFTER 'CONSERVATIVE' BETSY:


RIGHT PHOTO: Facebook
'THERE IS NO FREE MARKET FOR ELECTRICITY!!'

...SQUAWK! THERE IS NO FREE MARKET FOR ELECTRICITY!

...SQUAWK! THERE IS NO FREE MARKET FOR ELECTRICITY!

...SQUAWK! THERE IS NO FREE MARKET FOR ELECTRICITY!

SO THE 'CONSERVATIVE' BETSY MCCORKLE SOLUTION?? Piling mandates and corporate welfare for sporadic energy on top of the utility monopoly...

YEP! That'll fix the mess up good!

WE'RE ALL SICK OF THE DUKE ENERGY MONOPOLY, AND THERE'S SOMETHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT...

...but it's hard to imagine NC legislators would vote to anger their big campaign donor...


PHOTO: Facebook
'CONSERVATIVE' BETSY TRYING TO SAVE SOLAR TAX BREAK BOONDOGGLE

Sustainable Energy Association's McCorkle makes last minute stab to protect renewable subsidies...

Attempting to salvage 80 percent property tax break that every other NC biz has to pay...

BETSY: 'Solar energy operates in a regulated monopoly environment...

'...where free market forces cannot pick winners and losers based on price and quality...'

So Betsy wants us to subsidize the high-priced loser that provides lousy, inconsistent electricity!

It's the 'conservative' way, right Betsy?!

And Betsy says the poor solar shysters will go bankrupt without their tax subsidies...

...even though they are guaranteed $$ from Duke Energy for 20 years for their intermittent power...

Renewable energy welfare queens receive nearly $300 million in tax credits - and that's not all...

Even farmers, who actually produce something of value, don't get such a rich tax exemption...


JERSEY BOY CEO ADMITS HE IS COMPLETELY, ENTIRELY, ABSOLUTELY, WHOLLY ADDICTED TO NC SOLAR SUBSIDIES & MANDATES

DO YOU DOUBT? Just read Jesse Grossman's confession in the N&O...

Out-of-state solar firm CEO begs lawmakers not to kill mandates, special tax credits...

...a veritable orgy of giveaways that no other NC industry enjoys...

Then there are the flat-out lies from Rob Scowl-field...

'Solar energy is an increasingly viable and competitive industry...'

It's been hundreds of years; someone please tell us how much longer y'all are gonna need...

FED. SUBSIDY COMPARISON: Oil & gas, 67 cents/MWH; Solar, $231/MWH...

All that from DC and solar still can't make it without state kick-ins...

LOOK AT KANSAS: Massive bipartisan majority voted to totally end their renewable mandate...

Nonetheless the NC House GOP leadership is bent on extending the tax credits and mandates...

Spend a little time looking at who solar is donating to, and you'll see why...

Frankly we're tired of being DeeStewarted, Shumakered and McCorkled...


PHOTO: LinkedIn
LOCKE FOUNDATION BLASTS SOLAR'S URLAUBED SOFTBALL OUT OF PARK...

Report co-authored by Sustainable Energy Assoc.'s Ivan Urlaub hides renewable mandate costs...

JLF: Effect of mandate downplayed & diluted; misleads, distorts, ignores electricity cost drivers...

Renewable mandate 'an excuse to enrich special interests at the expense of captive ratepayers...'

JLF SPOTLIGHT: Sustainable Energy Association report is more solar lobby propaganda...



SANDERS: Putting inconvenient facts down the memory hole - a local example...


RENEWABLE PROJECTS TO COST NC TAXPAYERS NEARLY $1B...


LEFTIST VF CORP. EXEC SLAMS NC IN PARIS...

Letitia Webster attending global warming negotiations scam; criticizes Tar Heel State for eliminating corporate welfare for renewables...

Oh, and there's that activist 'journalist' Justin Catanoso again...

...Triad Business Journal publishes him as though he has no bias...just like The N&O...

LETITIA ON FACEBOOK: Loves to sign Change.org petitions; Trayvon motivates her on Stand Your Ground...

...wants action on climate because she wants her boys to ski!


SANDERS: The myth and truth about 'fossil fuels are subsidized too'...


CORDATO: Is solar energy really renewable? Is it free?

Reps. Millis, Hagar will keep fighting renewable mandates...

STRAIGHT FROM THE RENEWABLE SUBSIDY-LOVER'S MOUTH:


'Tax credits are very good. We'll take them for as long as we get them. But...the best businesses can operate without them...'

Like Apple, Amazon's wind energy power claim is 100-percent myth...

DRUNK, SENILE OR BOTH?


GOP consultant Carter Wrenn claims Locke Foundation's free market principles have crashed on electricity policy...

SANDERS: Wrenn ignores JLF's history of electricity free-market advocacy and cronyism criticism

NC Sustainable Energy Association celebrates their Republican crony capitalists...


ENVIRO/SOLAR ADMISSION: WITHOUT SPECIAL GOV'T TREATMENT, WE DRY UP AND BLOW AWAY...

Environment NC's Dave Rogers touts report that says solar industry isn't thriving because of the sun!

...Rather, it's because of 'policies'...in other words, 'subsidies and mandates'...

...'Policies! (Subsidies), Policies (Subsidies), Policies (Subsidies)!!'

DAVE: Zoiks! NC is falling behind New Jersey in solar - panic time!!

Dave cites 'solar manager' Carson Harkrader, who brags about all the wealth transfers to local gov'ts...

Lefty Carson likes to convert her social media photos with that rainbow thingy too...

OTHER CHEERLEADERS IN DAVE'S PRESS RELEASE: Liberal Reps. Pricey Harrison & Michael Wray...

...and chameleon Republican Charles Jeter...

AND LOOK WHO'S BACK!: It's used car salesman carpetbagging solar huckster Stan Battersby!

STAN: 'PLEASE TAKE ACTION IMEDIATELY and call the below legislators!'

FLASHBACK: SOLAR STAN SAYS THANKS FOR SAVING MY SUBSIDIES GUYS!

Solar Stan, a Michigan guy flacking for a San Francisco company...

NC HOUSE LEADERS - will you stand up for California and New Jersey values??

Solar leeches desperately seek preservation of their preferential tax treatment...

STUDY: $3,800 per NC family due to renewable energy mandate...

REMEMBER ALL THE SOLAR LEECHES/LOBBYISTS THAT PLOTT HOUND TOLD YOU ABOUT?



WELL...WE MISSED ONE!


Meet Jim Kennerly, cheerleader for taxpayer parasites...

Southern Strategy Group proclaims their pride in response Tweet...


NC HOUSE REPUBLICANS BOW TO THEIR SOLAR LORDS...

Roll call on amendment that would have immediately shut down renewable energy tax credits...


Solar hucksters get ALL OF THEIR INVESTMENT BACK within six years due to tax credits and accelerated depreciation...

TELL ME: Can your NC business do that??

HEY LEGISLATORS: A future 'sunset' for renewable subsidies & mandates is a false promise...

...the unproductive energy dependency class will be back again in two years, begging for more, with the same empty arguments...

NC SOLAR PAC, SWIMMING IN SLEAZE...

Civitas Institute files complaint at SBOE over solar PAC's campaign irregularities...

TREASURER: 'Conservative' Republican Kristen Laster...

'Discrepancies, errors, evasions, mistakes, questionable changes, missing information...

'...the failure to file complete and timely reports...

'...efforts to conceal or obscure spending and contributions...'

And the NCGOP hired this incompetent schemer as its finance director!!!

Gambling, gov't child care, and solar subsidies: Welcome to Kristen Laster's world...

FLASHBACK: Solar PAC management - incompetence or trying to conceal activities??


PHOTO: Triangle Business Journal

...maybe it's because WRAL/Capitol Broadcasting is deeply invested in...solar...

Civitas Institute files complaint at SBOE over solar PAC's campaign irregularities...

TREASURER: 'Conservative' Republican Kristen Laster...

'Discrepancies, errors, evasions, mistakes, questionable changes, missing information, the failure to file complete and timely reports, efforts to conceal or obscure spending and contributions...'

And the NCGOP hired her as its finance director!!!

FLASHBACK: Solar PAC management - incompetence or trying to conceal activities??


THE HIGH-TECH CRONYISTS...

Google, Facebook, Apple try to exploit political connections to preserve special privileges...

State Senate opens new front in solar fight as tech companies whine about losing their subsidies...

HEY BOZOS: You wouldn't have even put your data centers in NC if it wasn't for coal and nuclear...


SANDERS: Hugh McColl, your solar advocacy is a contradiction...

Richard Burr ALSO on the solar bandwagon...


State Sen. Jeff Tarte, solar crony...

THE EVER-EXPANDING SCAM: USDA providing $48M in grants, loans for NC solar projects...

Rep. Jason Saine, at your (solar) service!


APPLE LIES ABOUT POWERING DATA CENTER WITH RENEWABLES...

REPORT: WNC server farm dependent on coal and natural gas, not solar and biogas...

FLASHBACK: Apple sells expensive solar to Duke Energy, gets cheap power from the grid...

COMING SOON: NC'S SOLAR SUPERFUND SITE...


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DEVASTATING: Even Environment NC's Rogers says many solar businesses would 'close up shop' without special subsidies it depends upon...

ECONOMIST: 'I'm not aware of one solar project that has had a positive impact on a state budget...'

'There's no place the solar industry is making it on its own...'

'If you take away its subsidy and tax credit, it can't make money and it'll go away.'

JOBS NOT WORTH SAVING: 'They have a low multiplier effect on the economy...'


STATE LACKS LAWS FOR SOLAR WASTE DISPOSAL

Some leases impose cleanup costs on landowners, governments...

'Landfill crisis issue...'

OTHER HORROR STORIES:

Taxpayer-subsidized solar company leaves environmental, financial mess...

Bankrupt Solyndra leaves behind toxic mess at Calif. facility...

SOLAR 'END-OF-LIFE' HAZARDS: Cadmium telluride, crystalline silicon, amorphous silicon...

...copper indium selenide, copper indium gallium selenide, gallium arsenide...

...hexavalent chromium, brominated flame retardants, chromium, and lead...

CHINA: 'Dumped buckets of bubbling white liquid onto the ground...'

Other than that - solar is totally 'green!!'





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