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Groups Ask Appeals Court to Step in, Overturn $10 Million Bond in Power Plant Fight — News Release from NC WARN

Today NC WARN and The Climate Times called for the NC Court of Appeals to immediately suspend regulators’ efforts to block our appeal of a Duke Energy power plant in Asheville. Last week, the NC Utilities Commissioners ordered us to post a $10 million bond before we can ask the Court of Appeals to overturn the Commission’s rubber-stamp approval of the plant.

Court Appeal of Church-Solar Test Case Ruling & Penalty Underway — News Release from NC WARN

NC WARN is moving the test case over our selling solar power to a Greensboro church to the courts, where we seek to overturn the NC Utilities Commission’s pro-Duke Energy ruling and a truly odd penalty it levied against us.

Ads Press Gubernatorial Candidates to Stand up to Duke Energy, Help Slow Climate Catastrophe — News Release from NC WARN

NC WARN is spending donations from its members to take straight to the statewide public the message that climate chaos is a hyper-urgent harm that demands a new kind of civic leadership, public debate and engagement.

NC WARN, Church Reply to Regulators in Solar Test Case — News Release from NC WARN

NC WARN today filed a notice with the NC Utilities Commission replying to its April 15 order in the test case over our sales of solar power to the Faith Community Church in Greensboro.

Duke Energy shareholder meeting turns to green energy, environment — Charlotte Observer

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good faced advocates Thursday at a shareholder meeting that has become an annual debate over the company’s environmental policies. Continue reading and see photos and video.

Duke Energy Seeks $50 million Bond from Critics during Appeal of Controversial Power Plant — News Release from NC WARN

Duke Energy is asking regulators to require a $50 million bond from NC WARN and The Climate Times if the two nonprofits appeal last month’s approval of a new gas-fired power plant in Asheville. The groups argue that the NC Utilities Commission rubber-stamped the project without considering expert witnesses who argue that the plant is not needed and would be disastrous for the climate crisis and risky for electricity customers.

Journalists must Examine Duke Claims on Climate Impacts — News Release from NC WARN

Note to Journalists: Please scrutinize Duke PR claims – and those of its critics – as our society faces existential decisions about energy, climate and democracy. Duke Energy’s long-range business model relies squarely on the public not learning the basics of the Charlotte corporation’s massive expansion of methane-leaking natural gas as it pertains to the global warming crisis.

Despite delay, Dominion vows to complete Atlantic Coast Pipeline on time — Utility Dive

Backers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have delayed construction by almost a year, but say there will be no impact on the system’s projected inservice date or project costs, the Charlotte Business Journal reports.

Order, Penalty in Solar-Church Test Case vs Duke Energy — News Release from NC WARN

Late today, the NC Utilities Commission ruled for Duke Energy in the test case where NC WARN has been selling solar power to the Faith Community Church in Greensboro.

NC WARN challenges the NC media on climate, Duke Energy & Duke’s Response– The News & Observer

The elephant in the room is Duke Energy, the nation’s largest carbon-polluting utility, based in Charlotte. Duke is driving carbon emissions higher at the worst possible time. By planning to build 15 fracking-gas power plants in the Carolinas and pipelines to supply them, Duke is crashing headlong into some cold, hard facts: Methane leakage is the nation’s leading greenhouse gas problem and fracking economics is increasingly risky.

NC WARN Challenges Atlantic Coast Fracking Gas Pipeline — News Release from NC WARN

Watchdog nonprofit NC WARN today petitioned federal regulators to accept us as a party in the legal case over a 524-mile gas pipeline proposed by Duke Energy and Dominion Power that would pump natural gas from West Virginia’s fracking fields to power plants in North Carolina. The project is part of a major shift to make gas “the backbone” of Duke Energy’s future, according to CEO Lynn Good.

more NC WARN news

ECR2 VideoClick the image above to watch our new 30-second video. Then visit our Emergency Climate Response page to see how you can help make sure our leaders stand up to Duke Energy.

JohnsonsAt our annual meeting in December, we presented the John O. Blackburn Award to Joyce and Rev. Nelson Johnson in recognition of their lifelong dedication to social justice.

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