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Clean Energy

Since 2002, NC WARN has persisted with Amory Lovins’ central message: Energy efficiency is the vital bridge to a renewable energy future. Now solar and wind technologies are rapidly being deployed — except in places such as North Carolina, where the power companies continue to impede their advance.


NC WARN and the John Locke Foundation Team Up For Electricity Competition — WUNC

The State of Things host Frank Stasio talks with Jim Warren, NC WARN’s executive director, and Jon Sanders, the John Locke Foundation’s director of regulatory studies, about the two groups’ public forum calling for increased competition in the power industry and challenging Duke Energy’s monopoly on electricity in the state.

How Duke Will Sell Renewable Energy To Large Customers — WFAE

Duke Energy is in discussion with large companies, including Google and Facebook, to use renewable energy to power new electricity needs in North Carolina… The new program sailed through the state utilities commission last month, but some environmental organizations question its potential. WFAE’s Ben Bradford joined Morning Edition host Kevin Kniestedt to explain.

Proven Solar Power Program Lands on Durham Rooftops — News Release from NC WARN

NC WARN has launched a program that expands solar power on homes and businesses. The Durham-based clean energy nonprofit announced Solarize Durham today at a press conference at the office of Yes! Solar Solutions, a locally-owned company that has been chosen to install systems for Solarize Durham.

NC Utilities Commission Shuts Out Wal-Mart, Others Questioning Controversial Plan by Duke Energy — News Release from NC WARN

The NC Utilities Commission has sided with Duke Energy in yet another controversial matter – this time without even requiring Duke to address questions by Wal-Mart, NC WARN and others, and without allowing those groups to provide formal comments on Duke’s Green Source Rider proposal.

Read our earlier news releases on the subject:
August 8, 2013
November 18, 2013
December 4, 2013

For Duke’s Jim Rogers, a green energy legacy with shades of gray — Charlotte Observer

Jim Rogers’ seven-year run atop Duke Energy ends this month. He was a chief executive in the energy industry for 25 years. Harder to measure is Rogers’ extraordinary influence over the air we breathe and the temperature of the planet he’ll leave to his 11 grandchildren.

NC regulators consider Duke Energy’s green-power pilot — Charlotte Business Journal

The N.C. Utilities Commission reached no decision Monday on Duke Energy Carolinas’ proposed renewable-energy pilot for large industrial and commercial users, but it is likely to rule soon.

Solarize Durham!

A grassroots solar campaign has come to Durham and is making it cheaper and easier than ever to go solar. Registration ends April 15. Sign up before April 15 for your free, no-obligation site assessment at solarize-durham.org.

NC WARN Asks Whether Duke Energy Withdrew from ALEC’s Solar-Hating Energy Agenda – or Just from ALEC

Has Duke Energy walked away from ALEC’s energy agenda or just from overt association with the controversial group?

Clean Energy Group Questions Duke Energy’s Offer of Renewables to Giant Customers — News Release from NC WARN

NC WARN is intervening in Duke Energy’s long-delayed “Green Source Rider” proposal to offer renewable power to Duke’s largest business customers. Concerns include doubts that any new clean energy would actually be generated and whether smaller customers would be hit with higher rates.

Is Duke Energy Promoting Carolina Solar – or Just Pretending To? — News Release from NC WARN

New renewable plan looks like a coat of green paint for Duke and the rich data corporations it’s aggressively recruiting.

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