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Remembering Dr. John Blackburn

On January 16th, 2011 Dr. John Blackburn died unexpectedly but quietly in his home.

He has been a wonderful friend and colleague – our volunteer technical advisor for over five years – and all of us at NC WARN already miss him dearly.

At our annual meeting in December, we presented John with a special award for his dedicated and extraordinary service toward a clean-energy future and a better world.

Our hearts go out to his wife Jeanne and the rest of Dr. Blackburn’s family.

In Memoriam: John Blackburn by Jim Warren, Independent Weekly, Feb. 2, 2011

A Reminiscence of Dr. Blackburn by Roy Weintraub, April 2003

Frank Stasio interviews John Blackburn on The State of Things, Sept. 2, 2009

NC’s Greener Energy Future, Dr. Blackburn’s op-ed in the News & Observer, January 18, 2007

Dr. Blackburn’s work for NC WARN:

Solar and Nuclear Costs – The Historic Crossover, July 2010
Dr. Blackburn’s testimony at the NC Utilities Commission on how to phase out coal power, March 2010
A course change for utilities, OpEd in The News & Observer by Dr. Blackburn and Jim Warren, June 2009
North Carolina’s Energy Future: Data Shows We Can Close Power Plants Instead of Building New Ones, March 2009

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