Building people power for
climate & energy justice


NC WARN is a member-based nonprofit tackling the accelerating crisis posed by climate change – along with the various risks of nuclear power – by watch-dogging Duke Energy practices and working for a swift North Carolina transition to energy efficiency and clean power generation. In partnership with other citizen groups, NC WARN uses sound scientific research to inform and involve the public in key decisions regarding their well-being.

Why This Work is Important

  • Climate change is devastating millions of people, and wildlife.
  • It is very close to moving past a point of no return, accelerating under its own momentum no matter what we do.
  • Unchecked climate change would lead to a different planet for which human life is not adapted.
  • NC-based Duke Energy is the world’s largest corporate electric utility.
  • NC WARN and allies are vigorously pressing Duke to join – or stop impeding – the clean energy revolution.
  • That shift could be pivotal in averting a runaway climate-economic-social catastrophe.
  • We’re turning the tide, but must quicken the pace. That’s why we need you! Join today!

Our Strategy

We must replace energy from coal and natural gas with energy efficiency and clean power generation as quickly as possible. Modest increases in efficiency, renewable energy and cogeneration 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.

It will also rebuild our economy by creating thousands of clean energy jobs, as is happening in other states and countries.

We must cancel licensing efforts for new nuclear power plants.

  • They are not needed.
  • Pursuing them is diverting time and money from genuine climate protections.
  • Duke Energy is impeding clean energy advances so it can justify costly new nukes – while shifting the huge financial risks to customers.

In partnership with allies, including Greenpeace, AARP-NC, the NC Housing Coalition and the NC Justice Center, NC WARN is working to change Duke Energy’s business model of building unneeded, expensive power plants and repeatedly raising our electricity rates.

We pursue this work through grassroots activism, technical analysis, legal challenges, and media exposure of problems and solutions.

How You Can Help

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Take action:

  • Write a letter to the editor.
  • Find many ways to plug in on our Take Action page.
  • Pass it on! Tell others what you’ve learned and urge them to get involved, too.
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NC WARN - 25 years of successful grassroots activism.