Now, Duke Energy has admitted once again to state regulators that it can’t back the PR with action. It can’t meet a state renewable energy requirement that it generate a tiny amount of electricity from hog waste now or anytime soon. By 2018, 0.2 percent of the renewable requirement was supposed to come from hog waste.
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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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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
Duke Energy executives bear much of the blame for Hurricane Florence’s devastation. Duke is aggressively expanding its use of climate-wrecking fracked gas, opposing requirements to curb methane venting and leakage, impeding clean energy solutions, and suppressing attention to these interrelated factors. LEARN MORE +x
Duke Energy’s massive fracked gas expansion is a climate and economic disaster. Gas is methane — a super-potent greenhouse gas — and enough of it leaks and is vented into the atmosphere to make it worse than coal for the climate. LEARN MORE +x
“If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change.”
– António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General
It’s first come, first served until the FEMA funds run out (or are redirected to programs like ICE), abandoning those who can not bounce back as quickly as the more affluent, if in deed they ever recover. Without an intentional focus on equity and access, this kind of giving often misses the people who are most in need of assistance and who have been leading the work to build community resilience long before this storm hit.
Op-Ed by Jason West – With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas, our attention is focused where it needs to be — evacuating the coast, stocking our shelves, and making plans to keep our families safe. But while we do those things, we should be aware that this storm, like others, is partially of our creating.