July 22, 2015
NC WARN urges news outlets to scrutinize the corporate PR more closely. CEO Lynn Good repeated the greenwashing stats yet again at the May 7 stockholder meeting: emissions are down, and we’ve closed more than 20 coal-fired power plants. NC WARN’s analysis shows why that claim is bogus.
January 27, 2014
NC WARN is calling on Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good to explain major discrepancies between official regulatory filings and what corporate executives are telling Wall Street about projected electricity demand. The correct information could lead to either $25 billion in new power plants and continuing rate increases across the Carolinas – or none at all.
February 16, 2011
Duke Energy has a hefty surplus of generation capacity; it should promptly retire at least one newer coal-burning plant and stop trying to build nuclear reactors.
NC WARN News Release
Too Much Baseload Legal Brief
December 10, 2010
Arguments for new nuclear, coal plants ignore years of flat growth, rising rates, and a restructured economic future
November 19, 2010
The NC Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal by Duke Energy in an important case involving electricity rates and the future of new power plants.
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.
November 19, 2009
Last week the NC Utilities Commission approved Duke’s wholesale contract with five electric cooperatives in South Carolina. It is more than clear that Cliffside is being built so Duke can add new customers despite Duke’s years-long insistence that Cliffside was needed to accommodate growth within its approved territory.
November 4, 2009
NC Utilities Commission declines to conduct hearing, and signals that Duke Energy can keep building power plants to expand its outside customer base
October 8, 2009
NC customers would pay higher rates to build Cliffside and nuclear plants so the power company can expand in South Carolina.