I started working for NC WARN with the intent to blend my decades of experience from non-profit work with my activism at the intersections of various justice movements.
With their new carbon plan, Duke Energy leaders remain on a rate-hiking, climate- and community-wrecking track for North Carolina. The solar they propose would be built many years from now – if ever – and too late to help the climate crisis.
We commend Raleigh’s News & Observer for putting Gov. Roy Cooper on record about Duke Energy’s huge and continuing expansion of fracked gas-fired power generation, apparently in response to an interview question about dozens of scientists calling for Cooper to halt that expansion.
The N.C. Utilities Commission’s first-ever plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions caused by generating electricity in the state has been met with widespread criticism.
Hear More About An Equitable Carbon Plan for North Carolina from Bill Powers (Environmental Engineer, Author of NC Clean Path 2025), Tina Katsanos, (Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP), and Sally Robertson (NC WARN Policy Coordinator).
Duke commissioned federal study that called for far more renewables; utilities commission now say it’s too late to consider, but they should seek more time from legislature.
San Diego engineer offers proven plan that would avoid billions in transmission costs and disruption of communities, boost resilience and avoid Duke Energy’s huge gas expansion.
Newly announced settlement negotiations are deeply troubling in carbon plan fight. Late today, the NC Utilities Commission was openly told that negotiations are underway among select parties that could settle the highly contentious carbon plan case that’s in its second week of hearings.
McClatchy’s recent eye-opening investigative reporting on Duke Energy’s lavish campaign contributions intended to influence elected state lawmakers should alarm conservatives, moderates and liberals alike — for it’s a tale of chronic abuse of corporate power at the expense of millions of financially-strapped consumers.
Stopping emissions of natural gas (methane) – a super-potent heat trapper – could “give the world a fighting chance” to prevent “catastrophic global warming” from becoming irreversible. That’s the message from a leading global scientist based at Duke University.