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150 NC Faith Leaders Urging Duke Energy to Partner on Solar Program — News Release from Faith in Solar

North Carolina faith leaders are seeking to get their energy straight from the sun. More than 150 of them – along with the North Carolina NAACP and the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity – are calling for Duke Energy to partner with them to help slow climate change by facilitating the installation of solar power systems on houses of worship around the state.

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.

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.

Clean Power and Housing Advocates Seek Energy-Saving for Those Who Need it Most — News Release from NC WARN

Today NC WARN filed a proposal with state regulators that would cut power bills for thousands of customers, immediately create hundreds of jobs and boost local economies.

Nuclear Prices Soar 37% as Solar Prices Keep Falling – News Release by NC WARN

John Locke Foundation attacks continue despite federal data fortifying NC WARN’s July finding that solar power is now cheaper than juice from new nukes.

Solar and Nuclear Costs – The Historic Crossover – A Report by Dr. John Blackburn

Solar Energy is Now the Better Buy by Dr. John O. Blackburn Solar-NuclearGraph

News Release 7-8-10 Full Report Letter to Governor Perdue

The News and Observer, 7/8/10 The New York Times, 7/26/10

Duke Energy’s solar effort clouding growth? – The Charlotte Business Journal

Developers, contractors and renewable-energy advocates see Duke Energy Carolinas putting the squeeze on the local solar industry.

In Memory of Margie Ellison – An Announcement from NC WARN

NC WARN, Chatham County and the social justice movement have lost a veteran organizer, a true leader and a dear friend.

320 Groups Press Senate For Stronger Climate Bill – Center for Biological Diversity

Faith, human-rights, social justice, and environmental groups press the U.S. Senate and President Obama.

Climate Legislation – What a Mess! – Position Statement by NC WARN

Although national legislation isn’t usually NC WARN’s bailiwick, we’ve been closely following the long-running debate…
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blackburn-homeThe John O. Blackburn Award
Read the inspiring stories of Dr. Steve Wing, Joyce and Rev. Nelson Johnson, and other recipients of NC WARN's Blackburn Award.

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