(National Review) -- The Washington Examiner headline had me doing a double-take: “North Carolina town rejects solar farm, fears it will deplete sun’s energy.”
So I read the report, which inauspiciously begins with correspondent Don Hawkins getting wrong the name of the James Taylor song to which he links – it’s “Carolina in My Mind,” not on. In a strained string of Taylor oeuvre references, Mr. Hawkins concludes that an entire community – condescendingly called “the good people of Woodland, North Carolina” – may be impaired from gulping too much moonshine. What makes him think so? Their town council had the temerity to deny a zoning permit for a solar farm because, Hawkins says, “residents” voiced “fears” that the rows upon rows of solar panels could “suck up all the energy from the sun,” among other horrors.
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