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NC WARN: Treasurer Should Act on Coal Ash — Letter to State Treasurer Janet Cowell

Janet Cowell
State Treasurer
N.C. Department of State Treasurer
325 N. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, N.C.…

NC WARN Presses Alternate Plan for NC Energy Future: 2014 Update — News Release from NC WARN

In response to Duke Energy’s 2012 IRP, NC WARN created an alternative: A Responsible Energy Future for North Carolina. We have just released an adjusted proposal to reflect the flat demand predicted by Jim Rogers and others, along with a greater adoption of renewable energy, energy efficiency and combined heat and power.

Unlikely alliance: NC WARN, Locke Foundation take on Duke Energy, electricity reforms — News & Observer

What would inspire a prominent free-market nonprofit and an assertive environmental nonprofit to join forces in a very public way? Mutual concern over policies that keep the cost of a basic household necessity higher than it ought to be – not a luxury good, but something no family should be without.

SC regulators approve Duke Energy’s 750MW Lee gas plant — Charlotte Business Journal

The S.C. Public Service Commission has unanimously approved Duke Energy’s proposed $700 million W.S. Lee combined cycle natural gas plant.

A movement emerges against the Duke Energy-Progress monopoly — Indy Week

Wouldn’t North Carolina be better off, and have lower electricity rates, if we allowed competition in the market and stopped protecting Duke’s monopoly? NC WARN and the John Locke Foundation, two groups vastly different in their political philosophies, have been asking that question of each other, each believing the answer to be yes.

Duke’s Toxic Coal Ash: Do No More Harm — News Release from NC WARN

Duke Energy’s recent coal ash injustice, a tragedy for nearby and downstream communities, has now expanded into an enormous toxic waste challenge… The goals should be to prevent further harm to people and wildlife; to detoxify the rivers, ground and groundwater; and to ensure that Duke Energy – not its customers – pays the full cost after poorly managing its toxic waste for so many years.

Enviros: Keep coal ash out of NC landfills — WRAL

Two environmental groups are warning state leaders against allowing Duke Energy to clean up its coal ash pits in North Carolina by shipping the ash to solid-waste landfills.

Federal grand jury to consider possible wrongdoing in coal ash spill — WBTV, Charlotte

A federal grand jury convened in Raleigh as part of a criminal investigation triggered by the massive coal ash spill from Duke Energy.

NC WARN Contests Duke Energy’s Fracking-Gas Plant Proposal — News Release from NC WARN

The proposed 750-megawatt fracking gas-burning plant near Anderson, SC would likely cost over $1 billion, so the NC regulators must scrutinize the cost and need now, not later in a rate case after the plant is built.

Protesters rally in Raleigh for stricter regulations on Duke Energy — WNCT

A group of protesters rallied outside the Executive Mansion in Raleigh Wednesday to demand stricter regulations on Duke Energy. The protesters demanded that Gov. Pat McCrory “come clean on the coal ash spill and his own personal financial ties to Duke Energy.”

Duke-Progress Merger OK’d by Appeals Court — News Release from NC WARN

The NC Court of Appeals today denied NC WARN’s challenge to the 2012 corporate merger that created the world’s largest electric utility. We believe the Court erred and we are likely to appeal to the NC Supreme Court.

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