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png-hearing-7-18-16-600If you want to take an active part in the campaign to help Duke Energy start moving down the road to a clean energy future, here are some things you can do.

  • Get your organization, business, faith leader or public official to sign the Emergency Methane Action resolution calling on Governor Roy Cooper to ban the use of fracked gas in North Carolina.
  • Contact Gov. Cooper and urge him to ban the use of fracked gas in NC. More info and talking points here.
    Governor Roy Cooper
    20301 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
    contactgov@nc.gov • 919-814-2000
  • Ask the Governor to veto HB 589, the energy bill passed by the legislature in June 2017 that would put an 18-month moratorium on wind energy in NC and seriously hamper solar energy as well. See contact info above. Find talking points in our letter to the Governor. Read the bill here.
  • Use our handy web tool to write a letter to the editor. If you’d like to join our new “Press the Press on Climate” team to work with others on getting better media coverage of climate change, email us and we’ll keep you posted on that effort.
  • Email NC Utilities Commission Chair Ed Finley at statements@ncuc.net and tell him to establish new rules ensuring a fair and transparent process for reviewing Duke Energy cases that come before the Commission. No more backroom dealmaking! Learn more here.
  • Email Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good and ask her to avert climate calamity by halting Duke’s massive natural gas expansion and accelerating the company’s adoption of renewables.
  • Sign up to receive our email alerts or volunteer your talents to help with this important work.
  • Send us a little of your hard-earned cash that helps us organize the grassroots, keep legal and regulatory pressure on Duke Energy and run creative, eye-catching ads like this one.
  • Read A Responsible Energy Future for North Carolina, our alternative to Duke Energy’s dirty power plans.
  • Join us for one of our upcoming events.

 

Past Action Campaigns by NC WARN and Allies

Solarize North Carolina

We brought a grassroots solar campaign to Durham in the beginning of 2014, Chatham County later in the year and in Spring of 2015 we “solarized” the Triad and Western Wake County, and returned to Durham and Chatham. In 2016, we’re teaming up with Carrboro nonprofit NextClimate to offer Solarize all across the Triangle region. Sign up between now and April 30, 2016 for a free solar assessment of your home or business.

SolarizeNC-gradientSolarize helps homeowners generate most of their own electricity and offset their electricity purchases by sending excess solar power back to their utility. Power bill savings start the day the system is installed, locking in low-cost clean energy for 25 years or more.

Through bulk purchasing and neighbor-to-neighbor marketing, Solarize cuts pricing from retail solar prices that have already fallen by 80% in recent years. The more customers participate, the lower the price. Learn more at solarize-nc.org.

Let us know if you are interested in the Solarize program and we’ll make sure you get all future emails about the program.


DukeShoe-WebSupport Energy Freedom

Call or write your state legislators today to support House Bill 245, the Energy Freedom Act. The bill would open up North Carolina electricity markets to third party sales of electricity (the “no money down” option that has long been available in many other states). But Duke Energy is lobbying furiously against the bill, in order to protect its monopoly control over North Carolina. Learn more here.

While you’re at it, check out our satirical 30-second TV ads highlighting how Duke Energy’s business model is crippling the large-scale and rooftop solar industry in North Carolina, despite their greenwashing PR efforts to come across as a friend of solar energy. Send NC Utilities Chair Ed Finley a short email (statements@ncuc.net) telling him not to let Duke Energy squash rooftop and large-scale solar in North Carolina.

On our special Duke Hates Solar web page, you can learn more about how Duke Energy hopes to squash solar in NC and why. And you can find more ways that you can help us make sure this doesn’t happen.


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Duke Energy, What Will Your Climate Legacy Be?

  • Send a short email to Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good and ask her to be a climate hero.
  • Make the Dukeasaurus image your profile picture on Facebook and Twitter and share it with your friends.
  • View and share the rest of our Dukeasaurus cartoons.
  • Post a comment on the Duke Energy customer relations Facebook page.
  • Spread the word about our campaign. How will Duke Energy be remembered? As a climate change hero or villain? Share this link on Facebook and Twitter: bit.ly/ZzPXCN and Facebook and Tweet using #Dukeasaurus and mentioning @DukeEnergy.

Strange Bedfellows

In February and March 2014, we hosted two forums in collaboration with the John Locke Foundation. Though we often disagree with the conservative think tank, we found common ground on our desire for more competition in the North Carolina electricity market and our opposition to Construction Work in Progress (CWIP) laws that force customers to pay in advance for the construction of power plants, even if they never open.

Read more about the forums here.


Duke Rate Hikes and IRP Hearings

At a public hearing on April 28, 2014, our members and supporters argued that Duke needs to put lots more renewable energy and energy efficiency into its long-term Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). Check out our talking points that helped members plan their testimonies. Stay tuned for more actions like this one!We strongly opposed Duke Energy’s 2013 rate hike request, but the N.C. Utilities Commission approved it anyway. Duke got permission to increase our electric bills to pay for dirty power plants that we don’t even need.North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper will appeal the decision in the courts. Read about Attorney General Cooper’s plans and our response to the approval of the rate hike. You can send the Attorney General a short email thanking him for representing the public.Visit our Duke Energy page for more information.


Duke Energy Shareholder Meeting

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NC WARN, with a coalition of allies, has co-organized protests outside of Duke Energy’s Charlotte headquarters on the day of the corporation’s annual shareholder meeting. We have also had a presence inside the meeting, with our members speaking out for climate protection and social justice. Read about shareholder meeting actions in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

If you are Duke Energy shareholder, e-mail us to find out how you can assign your proxy to us to help us get more clean energy supporters inside the meeting.

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