NC WARN is a member-based nonprofit tackling the climate crisis – and other hazards posed by electricity generation – by watch-dogging Duke Energy practices and building people power for a swift North Carolina transition to clean, renewable and affordable power generation and increased energy efficiency.
In partnership with other groups, and using sound scientific research, NC WARN informs and involves the public in key decisions regarding their health and economic well-being. Dedicated to climate and environmental justice, NC WARN seeks to address the needs of all of the public by intentionally including those often excluded from participation because of racism, sexism, classism, and other forms of oppression.
We must replace electricity generated from coal and natural gas with energy efficiency and clean power as quickly as possible. Modest increases in efficiency, renewable energy and combined heat and power can allow the phase-out of all existing coal-fired power plants in North Carolina.
This shift is North Carolina’s primary opportunity to help slow climate change. This work must become everybody’s movement in order to be successful – lifting up and engaging people across the racial and socio-economic spectrum.
It will also rebuild our economy by creating thousands of clean energy jobs, as is happening in other states and countries.
In partnership with labor, justice, environmental, consumer protection, housing, and faith allies, NC WARN is working to change Duke Energy’s business model of building unneeded, expensive power plants and repeatedly raising our electricity rates.