November 28, 2014
In 2014, Duke's delivered little but calamity, especially in Florida, where customers serve as company punching bags. But even in its home state of North Carolina, Duke fumbled. Now it's busy downplaying a horrible environmental spill of its own making. A toxic sludge of 39,000 tons of arsenic-laced coal ash and 27,000 gallons of contaminated water now coats nearly 70 miles of the once-scenic Dan River.
August 21, 2013
State regulators are considering a plan to allow Duke Energy to charge customers a little more as it increases energy efficiency. A group of non-profits at the hearing, including NC WARN, said Duke should invest more in community-based efforts to weatherize homes and reduce monthly power bills without raising rates.
June 24, 2011
States across the country have been reaching or exceeding their energy savings goals established through Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS), thereby lowering utility bills for consumers and reducing the need to build costly new power plants.
December 8, 2010
The NC Building Code Council capitulated to pressure by the NC Home Builders Association, which will cost homeowners higher power bills while squandering state efforts to help curb global climate change.
September 8, 2010
Jim Warren was interviewed on NC Now - a program broadcast statewide on public television, UNC-TV - on NC WARN's current focus to increase energy efficiency and adopt renewable energy sources in North Carolina.
March 16, 2010
As a state that depends heavily on coal-fired power, North Carolina currently dumps more climate-disrupting carbon dioxide pollution into the environment from burning fossil fuels than 186 nations.