Op-Ed

Donald Bryson | NC needs an energy plan that will work

In his influential 2002 book “The Hydrogen Economy,” Jeremy Rifkin writes, “All of life requires energy and sufficient power to maintain the rate of flow.” This energy requirement is true of animals, plants, ecosystems, and economies. A sufficient and reliable power supply is essential to economic productivity and is partially responsible for the explosion in human flourishing that we have experienced in the past 150 years.

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Op-Ed

Opinion | How farmers could fight climate change (and make a profit)

Agriculture has never been a principal focus of efforts to reduce greenhouse gases. But farm emissions — which make up about 10% of the U.S. total — are coming under increasing scrutiny as Democrats take the reins of agricultural policy and farmers themselves awaken to the threats of climate change. One strategy in particular is getting attention this year: encouraging farmers to view emissions reduction and carbon sequestration as potential sources of income.

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Op-Ed

Rob Schofield | FSU power play is Trumpism in action

As was made clear once again during the bizarre CPAC spectacle – an event at which some members of the Trump cult, apparently without any sense of the faith tradition to which so many of them profess to belong, felt compelled to erect a golden statue of their hero – traditional conservative principles no longer play much of a role in driving the actions of the modern political right.

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