By the end of this year, the NC Utilities Commission (NCUC) will publish a state carbon plan that is supposed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from North Carolina electricity generation 70% below 2005 levels by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The plan will be reviewed and updated every two years thereafter.
Nearly 40 organizations have filed official comments with the NCUC, including several climate justice organizations who are getting involved at the NCUC for the first time.
Duke Energy’s approach to decarbonization involves very large amounts of new fracked gas infrastructure and new nukes, and woefully inadequate solar and storage capacity and energy-saving programs.
NC WARN and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP joined together to outline a very different vision in our legal challenge of Duke Energy’s plan. It has no new gas or nukes, but lots more solar plus storage, and it avoids perpetuating the environmental justice issues of the past.
Watch to hear more from:
• Bill Powers, Environmental Engineer, Author of NC Clean Path 2025
• Tina Katsanos, Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP
• Moderator: Sally Robertson, NC WARN Policy Coordinator