Local solar combined with batteries can rapidly replace fossil fuel electricity in North Carolina, save billions of dollars and create thousands of jobs.
More than 170 North Carolina faith leaders are working together to find an affordable way for their houses of worship to go solar, serve their Earth Care purpose and take a leadership role in slowing climate change.
And check out the David and Goliath story of Greensboro’s Faith Community Church as it speaks out for solar freedom.
The massive natural gas expansion planned by Duke Energy would be a climate and economic disaster. Large amounts of methane — a super-potent greenhouse gas — leak from natural gas operations. Learn more and take action!
Support the Emergency Methane Action resolution calling on Gov. Cooper to stop the use of fracked gas in NC.
Ongoing global heat records have pushed humanity to the brink of the climate tipping point.
Soaring methane emissions from the fracking boom and natural gas industry are a leading cause.
Yet Duke Energy and other utilities are trying to build more fracking gas plants and pipelines. Help us stop them!
NC WARN also contends that the NC Utilities Commission shielded itself from an appeals court review of the $1 billion Duke Energy project by invoking a never before used law from 1965 to require a $98 million bond that locked the courthouse doors to NC WARN and its nonprofit partner, The Climate Times. No other state allows regulators to use a bond to block a power plant appeal.
Group loses last challenge to Duke Energy’s Asheville natural gas plant – Charlotte Business Journal
Letter to the Editor from Jim Warren. The author of “Cooper should crack down on Duke Energy’s hazards” (Nov. 29) was courageous in calling out Duke Energy’s hazardous practices and stranglehold on our democracy. The third leg of Duke’s business model – along with building unneeded power plants and raising rates – is spending tens of millions annually to distort and suppress debate. Read more, including Duke Energy’s response.
Key hearings on Duke Energy’s request to raise household electricity rates 16.7 percent, once slated to begin today, has been delayed a week as government attorneys tasked with representing the public negotiate with the electric utility.
The change would increase the typical residential bill $17.80 a month, or about $214 a year. That includes a significant increase in the base rate people pay regardless of how much power they use.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is being touted as a vital supply line for economic development in eastern North Carolina, but it also would contribute to a major threat to the flood-prone region by exacerbating climate change.
A highly controversial rate increase sought by Duke Energy Progress moves into the evidentiary hearing phase Monday at 1pm at the Dobbs Building in Raleigh. The Charlotte-based utility is seeking an overall increase of 14.9 percent, with households targeted for a 16.7 percent hike.
Day 1 of Duke Energy Progress rate increase hearings in the books – WRAL News
Duke Energy wants to pass coal-ash cleanup costs to you – ABC11 News
Coal ash debate takes center stage as Duke rate hike cases get underway – NC Policy Watch
Today, attorneys for NC WARN filed a detailed appeal arguing that the nonprofit should be allowed to resume selling solar power to Greensboro’s Faith Community Church from a system installed on the roof of the church in 2015. Several national groups joined forces to support the solar sales by filing an amicus brief in the case.
An alliance of 21 local and state interest groups has begun an appeal process asking federal authorities to suspend approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
N.C. WARN, an opponent of the proposed $5 billion project to bring natural gas from West Virginia through Virginia to North Carolina, said in a release Monday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission “cut corners, ignored environmental justice and climate destruction and usurped state authority in approving construction.”
A broad alliance of local and state public interest groups today began the appeal process of a hotly contested natural gas pipeline, saying federal regulators cut corners, ignored environmental injustice and climate destruction, and usurped state authority in approving construction.
The electric utility sector’s top lobbying group is teaming up with fossil fuel trade associations as part of an effort to intensify the industry’s campaign against citizen and environmental groups opposed to fracking and new natural gas pipelines.
Solar discussions of the past relied on environmental issues to persuade people to buy into solar energy. For some, saving the planet for future generations was enough to invest in solar, but it was just too expensive to say it was a cost-saving measure. That is changing with new developments in the marketplace.
The ad, produced for NC WARN, began today during TV newscasts in all major markets, and a version appears on news websites statewide. It’s part of a new campaign promoting a statewide strategy – NC Clean Path 2025 – to rapidly replace coal and natural gas with local solar power and battery storage.