Many scientists warn that we are likely to pass the tipping point for irreversible climate change within this decade. NC WARN, founded in the late 1980s, is working to avert runaway climate and economic chaos by pressing Duke Energy – the largest corporate utility in the world – to join the clean energy revolution, or at least stop impeding it. We need your help.
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Duke Energy’s business model is a dinosaur. Help press Dukeasaurus to stop using its monopoly status to block clean, affordable energy.
NC WARN is challenging the NC Utilities Commission’s approval of the merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy. The NC Court of Appeals considered the case on November 6.
Has Duke Energy walked away from ALEC’s energy agenda or just from overt association with the controversial group?
NC WARN is intervening in Duke Energy’s long-delayed “Green Source Rider” proposal to offer renewable power to Duke’s largest business customers. Concerns include doubts that any new clean energy would actually be generated and whether smaller customers would be hit with higher rates.
New renewable plan looks like a coat of green paint for Duke and the rich data corporations it’s aggressively recruiting.
NC WARN today told new Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good we are astonished that Duke Energy is still considering buying into the VC Summer nuclear construction project after South Carolina regulators recently reiterated earlier warnings that the project is suffering enormous problems despite intensive efforts to correct them.
The NC Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments tomorrow in NC WARN’s challenge to a 2012 corporate merger that created the world’s largest electric utility.
Commentary by Jim Warren. Long-predicted and hopeful changes are quickly occurring in the electric power industry … Duke Energy could become a climate game-changer.
Jim Warren…is by vocation a scrapper who for years has taken on one of the biggest powers in North Carolina – its electric utilities.
Duke Energy Corp. customers in the Carolinas looking for relief from rate hikes are likely to be disappointed over the next several years. That is particularly true for customers at Duke Energy Progress, which forecasts the need for as many as five new natural gas plants between now and 2022.
NC WARN is challenging Duke Energy’s monopoly control over North Carolina electricity customers by appealing a highly controversial rate hike to the NC Supreme Court.
Over the next 15 years, Duke Energy plans to increase how much it relies on renewable energy only modestly—from 1 percent next year to just 2 percent in 2028… Jim Warren of environmental group NC WARN says that is too little.
A recent poll shows that 78 percent of North Carolina voters are tired of suffering under the rate-hiking, anti-competitive control of Duke Energy and its subsidiary Progress Energy.
New filings show Duke-Progress risking corporate death spiral by ignoring rapid US shift toward solar, wind, energy storage… Duke Energy and subsidiary Progress Energy yesterday filed long-range plans to stick with a 20th-century business model.
The latest casualty of the federal shutdown means furloughs for thousands of workers at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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