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North Carolina Clean Path 2025: Achieving an Economical Clean Energy Future
By Bill Powers, P.E.
August 2017

A Responsible Energy Future for North Carolina
2015 Update
2015 Talking Points
2014 Update
2014 Flyer
2014 News release
2014 Filing with Utilities Commission
Original report:
A Responsible Energy Future for North Carolina: An Alternative to the Duke Energy-Progress Energy Plans for the Crucial Years 2013–2032
By John Runkle and Jim Warren
February 2013

Duke Energy’s Move Toward a Fracking Gas Future Would be Disastrous for Climate Change and for the North Carolina Economy
By Harvard Ayers and Nancy LaPlaca
December 2015

Arguments for the Urgent Need to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Excerpt from the Emergency Complaint filed with NC Attorney General Roy Cooper Calling for Investigation of the Operations and Practices of Duke Energy
October 2015

Combined Heat and Power in North Carolina: Replacing Large Power Plants by Putting Wasted Energy to Work
By Anna Moorefield and Jim Warren
February 2013

NC Rates to Double Under Duke Plans
Economists say a proposed “annual rate hike bill” to fund new nuclear plants would be an interest-free loan to Duke from ratepayers – without saving any money
By Synapse Energy Economics, Inc. for Consumers Against Rate Hikes
December 2012

On the Backs of Families and Small Businesses: Duke Energy Carolinas Justifies New Power Plants by Giving Breaks to the World’s Richest Corporations
By Jim Warren
May 2012

Fukushima and the Westinghouse-Toshiba AP1000
By Fairewinds Associates, Inc. for The AP1000 Oversight Group
November 2011

New Nuclear Power is Ruining Climate Protection Efforts and Harming Customers
By Jim Warren
October 2011

Too Much Baseload
Report filed with the North Carolina Utilities Commission
February 2011

Nuclear Containment Failures: Ramifications of the AP1000 Containment Design
By Fairewinds Associates, Inc. for The Ap1000 Oversight Group
December 2010

Solar and Nuclear Costs – The Historic Crossover
By John Blackburn and Sam Cunningham
July 2010

Matching Utility Loads with Solar and Wind Power in North Carolina – Dealing with Intermittent Electricity Sources
By John Blackburn (published by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research)
March 2010

North Carolina’s Energy Future: Data shows we can close power plants instead of building new ones
By John Blackburn and John Runkle
March 2009

Fire When NOT Ready
By NC WARN, Beyond Nuclear, and Union of Concerned Scientists
October 2008

Delaying with Fire: The Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant and 14 Years of Fire Safety Violations
By NC WARN, Nuclear Information and Resource Service, and Union of Concerned Scientists
September 2006

Opinion Articles

N.C. solar can replace fossil fuels, save billions – and ease the climate crisisNews & Observer
Jim Warren
September 13, 2017
also published September 16 in the Fayetteville Observer

A unique opportunity to slow the climate crisisFayetteville Observer
Jim Warren
March 18, 2017

Asteroids, Climate Chaos and FrackingCounterpunch
Jim Warren
March 16, 2017

Ending fracking’s methane releases is crucial to averting a climate crisisNews & Observer
Jim Warren
March 11, 2017

Will Duke University Rise to Become a Climate Hero? — WCHL
Jim Warren
January 19, 2017

Duke should reject fracked gas plantThe News & Observer
Letter to the Editor by Connie Leeper
December 1, 2016

Three-year Heat Wave Continues Unabated — Note to Journalists from NC WARN
Jim Warren
September 15, 2016

First, renewables; later, nuclear retirementThe News & Observer
Jim Warren
August 16, 2016

As Climate Tipping Point Nears, Duke Energy Lags Behind Other Utilities on Renewables — WCHL
Jim Warren
August 4, 2016

Backroom Dealing in Duke Energy-PNG Merger — WCHL
Jim Warren
July 18, 2016

Enormous StakesThe News & Observer
(on Duke Energy requiring $98 million bond for appeal of Asheville gas plant approval)
Jim Warren
July 13, 2016

Duke Energy Hides Key Info in Fracking Gas Power Plant Fight — WCHL
Jim Warren
February 1, 2016

Climate crisis won’t wait for world leadersThe News & Observer
Jim Warren
December 23, 2015

Solar Power and Competition are Good for All Customers — Winston-Salem Journal
Rev. Nelson Johnson and Jim Warren
May 2, 2015

Won’t New Nukes Slow Climate Disruption?NC WARN newsletter
Jim Warren
Spring 2015

NC lawmakers cannot kick Duke’s ash can down the roadNews & Observer
Jim Warren
June 8, 2014

Unlikely alliance: NC WARN, Locke Foundation take on Duke Energy, electricity reformsNews & Observer
Jim Warren and Jon Sanders
April 10, 2014

Clean, Affordable Power Advances as Duke Energy Struggles – WCHL
Jim Warren
November 1, 2013

Absorbing the nuclear fallout The Charlotte Business Journal
Jim Warren
March 25, 2011

Beware the bill for nuclear plantsNews & Observer
Jim Warren and Lynice Williams
February 1, 2011

How Duke Energy can change the climate game – News & Observer
Jim Warren
January 12, 2013

A course change for utilitiesNews & Observer
Jim Warren and John Blackburn
June 5, 2009

It’s time to get past ‘urgency denial’The Winston-Salem Journal
Jim Warren
January 17, 2009

North Carolina residents need straight talk from Duke EnergyThe Durham Herald-Sun
Jim Warren
February 10, 2008

Will we pay, again for nuclear folly?News & Observer
Jim Warren
July 13, 2007

Saved by nuclear power? NoNews & Observer
Jim Warren
May 25, 2006

Producing power with too much danger – News & Observer
Jim Warren
May 31, 2005

Safer? Cheaper? HardlyNews & Observer
Jim Warren
August 5, 2001

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