More than 70 youth, social justice, clean energy and faith groups, among others, today called on North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to join more than 1,400 local and national governments by formally declaring a climate emergency.
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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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The Dogwood Alliance found that logging in NC is the third largest greenhouse gas contributor. Read more and call on Governor Cooper to stop letting Enviva cut down NC forests for wood pellets to be burned for fuel. LEARN MORE +x
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
“Climate change is not an environmental issue. It is a systemic issue that will impact just about everything in our lives.”
– Daniel Zarrilli, Chief Resilience Officer, City of New York
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A new study published in the British journal Nature has dramatically boosted earlier evidence that the accelerated use of “natural” gas by U.S. electricity corporations is a key driver of the climate crisis that has belatedly gripped the public’s attention.
A prominent energy engineer [Bill Powers] is contesting Duke Energy Carolinas’ request for billions of dollars in rate increases, showing in written testimony that the corporation is trying to pad investors’ pockets through pre-approval of grid projects that are either unneeded or could be better handled with solar-plus-storage investments.
Watchdog group NC WARN today is filing a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) charging that public radio station WUNC repeatedly airs sponsorship announcements by Duke Energy that violate rules for noncommercial stations. We are calling for the federal regulators to end the deceptive ads and require full disclosure of Duke Energy’s spending with the station.
See coverage of our complaint in Facing South