Building people power for
climate & energy justice

NC WARN Campaigns and Related News

NAACP, Allies Call on Governor to Get Ahead of Job Losses in Coal-power Communities — News Release from NC WARN

An alliance of social justice, labor and environmental groups today called on Governor Pat McCrory to plan ahead for the inevitable closure of coal-fired power plants by appointing a “green ribbon panel” to help coal plant employees and their communities transition to the growing sector of green energy jobs.

Church-Solar Test Case Draws Broad Support — News Release from NC WARN

Duke Energy seeks massive penalty against NC WARN, but the Christian Coalition and other faith and conservation groups join the state and national solar industry to seek an end to monopoly control of rooftop.

Church Fights Duke Energy for 3rd Party Solar — ABC 11 News [includes video]

Duke Energy Seeks $120,000 Sanction against Critics in Church-Solar Test Case — News Release from NC WARN

As a legal battle begins over whether only Duke Energy can sell electricity in its captive territories, the nation’s largest electric corporation is calling for massive financial punishment of its long-time critic, nonprofit NC WARN, for selling solar power to a community church in Greensboro.

Duke Energy wants fines against Greensboro church’s solar project — Taft Wareback, News & Record

Duke Energy urges regulators to fine advocates in solar case Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer

More Cost Increases for Delayed Reactors in SC, Georgia — The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Just a week before Georgia Power witnesses are set to testify before the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) on the 13th semi-annual Vogtle Construction Monitoring report, significant project management changes and major cost increases were announced that will negatively impact customers for the already over budget two nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro along the Savannah River.

Open Letter to Duke Energy CEO, Lynn Good, on Proposed Asheville Gas Plant — NC WARN and Climate Voices US

It is patently dishonest for Duke Energy to imply it is helping slow climate change while pretending that the impacts of methane leakage somehow can be ignored – especially when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change now warns that methane is 86 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period. Your people surely know this. Why do you allow Duke officials to keep distorting this critical issue that defeats the notion of natural gas as a “bridge fuel”?

Rein in Duke Energy, Groups Tell Attorney General — News Release from NC WARN

An alliance of nonprofits today called for NC Attorney General Roy Cooper to assert his explicit legal authority to enforce the corporate charter of Duke Energy, saying an investigation of the corporation’s North Carolina operations is required due to its history of criminality – from partnering with Enron to coal ash failures – and a rapidly advancing climate crisis that could see sea levels rise 10 feet by mid-century.

See coverage in the Los Angeles Times, Charlotte Observer and others.

Duke Energy – Koch Cabal Beats Down Solar in NC — News Release from NC WARN

It’s tragic that Duke Energy, the Koch Brothers and their pro-fossil fuel front groups such as the John Locke Foundation, Civitas and Americans for Prosperity were able to recklessly disrupt North Carolina’s once-growing renewable energy industry.

North Carolinians Impacted by Coal Ash Launch Alliance [with video] — ABC 11

“This is not something that we can drop a few million dollars and make some nice news reel and put it away,” said Bobby Jones, also from Goldsboro. “This is killing people in our state.”

People impacted by coal ash in North Carolina form alliance [with video] — WBTV News

People from across North Carolina who have been impacted in some way by coal ash have announced a new alliance that combines environmental groups and other advocacy groups.

North Carolina Residents Impacted by Coal Ash Launch Alliance — News Release from NC WARN, Appalachian Voices, and Clean Water for NC

Residents from across the state gathered in Raleigh today to announce a new alliance of North Carolinians directly impacted by coal ash and to call on Duke Energy, the General Assembly, the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, and Governor McCrory to find permanent, safe solutions for coal ash that protect all communities from the toxic waste.

Hijacking conservatism in the renewable energy wars — News & Observer

We have all heard about President Obama’s “war on coal,” but the challenges facing the coal industry are much more complex than the “war” label would imply. There is a war on energy, but the target is not coal, it is wind and solar energy.

more NC WARN news
Be Part of the solution. Join NC WARN. Donate Now

Your contribution is tax-deductible.