In response to Duke Energy’s 2012 IRP, NC WARN created an alternative: A Responsible Energy Future for North Carolina. We have just released an adjusted proposal to reflect the flat demand predicted by Jim Rogers and others, along with a greater adoption of renewable energy, energy efficiency and combined heat and power.
What would inspire a prominent free-market nonprofit and an assertive environmental nonprofit to join forces in a very public way? Mutual concern over policies that keep the cost of a basic household necessity higher than it ought to be – not a luxury good, but something no family should be without.
The S.C. Public Service Commission has unanimously approved Duke Energy’s proposed $700 million W.S. Lee combined cycle natural gas plant.
Wouldn’t North Carolina be better off, and have lower electricity rates, if we allowed competition in the market and stopped protecting Duke’s monopoly? NC WARN and the John Locke Foundation, two groups vastly different in their political philosophies, have been asking that question of each other, each believing the answer to be yes.
Duke Energy’s recent coal ash injustice, a tragedy for nearby and downstream communities, has now expanded into an enormous toxic waste challenge… The goals should be to prevent further harm to people and wildlife; to detoxify the rivers, ground and groundwater; and to ensure that Duke Energy – not its customers – pays the full cost after poorly managing its toxic waste for so many years.
Two environmental groups are warning state leaders against allowing Duke Energy to clean up its coal ash pits in North Carolina by shipping the ash to solid-waste landfills.
A federal grand jury convened in Raleigh as part of a criminal investigation triggered by the massive coal ash spill from Duke Energy.
A pipe from a Duke Energy coal ash pond in Eden, NC broke on February 2, 2014, spilling tons of toxic ash into the Dan River. Find out what activists around the state are doing to hold Duke Energy accountable and prevent future spills.
A Moral Monday Town Hall was held in Eden on March 31 to protest the spill. Read Appalachian Voices’ synopsis of the event here.
Photo by Phil Fonville.
The proposed 750-megawatt fracking gas-burning plant near Anderson, SC would likely cost over $1 billion, so the NC regulators must scrutinize the cost and need now, not later in a rate case after the plant is built.
A group of protesters rallied outside the Executive Mansion in Raleigh Wednesday to demand stricter regulations on Duke Energy. The protesters demanded that Gov. Pat McCrory “come clean on the coal ash spill and his own personal financial ties to Duke Energy.”
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