Senate Bill 559 is a bait & switch for the rejected $13 billion grid scheme and $10 billion in coal ash costs – further proof that it’s time to end the Duke monopoly.
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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. 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
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 whole system is warming up, relentlessly.”
– Gerald A. Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Every two years, critics blast Duke Energy’s long-term generation plan in North Carolina, decrying it for containing too much coal and gas and too little renewable power. Each time, regulators approve the company’s blueprint with few if any changes.
A coalition of 14 environmental justice groups today called on North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to appoint members to the North Carolina Utilities Commission that do not have ties to the fossil fuel industry and will protect public health and promote clean energy.
A ruling is expected any day on a regulatory hearing that could determine if North Carolina will finally join growing global efforts to avert runaway climate chaos or allow Duke Energy to continue driving humanity toward the cliff.