As methane concentrations increase in the Earth’s atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell University research published today in Biogeosciences, a journal of the European Geosciences Union.
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Climate change is very close to moving past a point of no return, accelerating under its own momentum no matter what humans do.
It is already devastating millions of people, especially low-wealth communities who are least responsible for causing it. NC WARN tackles this crisis by vigorously pressing Duke Energy to join — or at least stop impeding — the clean energy revolution. Because North Carolina deserves better than pollution and cronyism.
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Friends of the Earth have joined NC WARN in legal action to ban the pervasive influence spending by Duke Energy in a case with national ramifications for climate change, electricity rates and corporate control over government and civic leaders. Our friends at Appalachian Voices created the Monopoly Money Tracker. This interactive web tool reveals the “pay-to-play” ties between Duke Energy and lawmakers. LEARN MORE +x
NC WARN's Clean Path 2025 strategy replaces fossil fuels with local solar plus battery storage. Action Teams around the state are working with local governments to make real their recent pledges to help slow the accelerating climate crisis. LEARN MORE +x
Fracked gas pipeline would cost NC $20 billion and worsen climate impacts and would not even deliver the economic development that was promised. Tell Gov. Cooper to cancel the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. LEARN MORE +x
“We’re probably getting to the point where we’re looking at the ‘safe zone’ in the rearview mirror, even as we’re stepping on the gas.”
– Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton Climate Scientist
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This letter from NC WARN to Duke Energy provides new, hopeful and vitally important background about surging energy storage, the demise of fracked gas, and impacts on the climate crisis. Eight pieces of evidence – summarized after the short letter. Note Forbes Magazine citing Duke Energy as a high-risk laggard.
Senate Bill 559, approved by the Senate, is awaiting approval in the state House, where it is sitting in committee. The bill, which Duke Energy heavily lobbied for, consists of two parts — the first related to storm recovery funding and the second, more controversial part related to expanding rate-setting options.
Today, with the imminent release of the Governor’s Clean Energy Plan, 28 national to local organizations representing tens of thousands of North Carolinians sent an open letter to Governor Roy Cooper urging him to exercise all regulatory and political authority to stop the expansion of dirty energy projects throughout the state.