Utilities are poised to drive up power bills with investments in new power plants. Families can protect themselves with conservation, energy efficiency and rooftop solar.
“By 2030 the US can save 25-31% of electricity use through efficiency and conservation.”
– National Academy of Sciences
Energy efficiency cuts energy use and will leave more money in North Carolinians’ pockets. Everything you do to improve your home’s energy efficiency saves you money year after year. You can’t make a better or safer investment.
Pursuing new nuclear and coal-fired power plants will increase our power rates in North Carolina – possibly doubling our current rates. Electricity rates might increase even with a swift move to clean energy, but not as drastically, and overall power bills can be protected if we are efficient with our energy usage.
There are many actions you can take at home and work to reduce our collective demand for energy, including:
To make an even stronger impact, become politically active to combat the influence of corporate lobbyists and monetary funds over our “wounded democracy.” See NC WARN’s Money Link section for articles revealing the political influence the electricity utilities can have.