NC WARN, a North Carolina climate justice watchdog, and Friends of the Earth, a leading environmental organization, began legal action today 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.
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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. LEARN MORE +x
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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
“The climate responds very quickly to methane, so if we reduce our methane emissions from shale gas now, we will slow the rate of global warming…in fact, that is the only way to avoid irreversible harm to the climate.”
– Bob Howarth, Cornell University
NC WARN today began running a hard-hitting TV and online ad in all major media markets across North Carolina. The goal is to counter Duke executives’ pervasive deception by going straight to people across the political spectrum.
Today NC WARN attorneys filed a motion calling for the NC Utilities Commission to hold an open, evidentiary process to allow careful scrutiny of Duke’s 15-year plan and alternatives to it.
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.