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.
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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
“We don’t have much time … If emissions continue to rise beyond 2020, the world stands very little chance of limiting global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius.”
– Michael Mann, Professor of atmospheric science, Penn State University
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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
This letter continues the flow of evidence that Duke Energy’s massive expansion of fracked gas is a reckless waste of money that’s harming humanity’s chances of averting runaway climate chaos. Today we are urging North Carolinians to tell Gov. Cooper to stop Duke Energy’s climate-wrecking gas expansion – starting with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
North Carolina voters are being badly misled by corporate propaganda from Duke Energy instead of accurately informed by news media and others, according to a statewide poll released today by NC WARN. In a state prideful of its civic accomplishments, these findings should be a wake-up call for news bosses, educators, public officials and other civic leaders.