33 former USEPA staff and managers from the Triangle filed in-depth comments with the NC Utilities Commission today. Key points include:
- Duke Energy’s draft Carbon Plan is short-sighted, inadequate, and unnecessarily polluting and costly – particularly to citizens who continue to bear the greatest burdens.
- Using Duke’s own model (but without building more gas-fired power plants), and the experience of other US utilities, shows that greater reliance on renewable resources and energy efficiency would yield far more benefit for NC citizens.
- It is critical for NC to avoid the disproportionate impacts of methane gas emissions on low-income and communities of color, and indigenous communities, that would come from implementing Duke Energy’s Carbon Plan.