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!
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.
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.
A test case that goes to the heart of Duke Energy’s monopoly control over captive customers will be decided by the NC Supreme Court. Climate justice nonprofit NC WARN today filed with the high court an appeal of the case, which began in June 2015 when the group began selling solar power to the Faith Community Church in Greensboro from a system installed on the roof of the church.
Greensboro church headed to N.C. Supreme Court over solar panels – Winston-Salem Journal
Duke Energy remains on the wrong side of the accelerating climate crisis despite spending tens of millions of dollars annually to make the news media, civic leaders and the public believe otherwise. Your carbon emissions continue to rise due to the super-potent methane leaking and venting throughout the natural gas supply chain – while you oppose requirements to capture it. And tragically, your total generation in the Carolinas remains less than 2% renewable.
North Carolina desperately needs your leadership to demand and create honest and open discussion regarding the climate crisis, this state’s contributions to it, and the very hopeful breakthroughs on solar power and battery storage that could make all the difference.