A report commissioned by the General Assembly and financed by the state Utilities Commission was made public last month. La Capra Associates, consultants selected by North Carolina’s Environmental Review Commission, showed that we can find renewable sources for 10 percent of the state’s electricity over the next 10 years — a conclusion already reached by many North Carolinians.
Energy efficiency measures and solar and wind technologies are rapidly being deployed around the world. Help it happen in North Carolina by joining our NC Clean Path 2025 team that is working to replace fossil fuels with solar and battery storage around the state, including working to eliminate the obstacles put in place by Duke Energy and the state legislature. Find out how you can help.
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N&O August 24, 2006 Opinion Facing the prospect of rapid warming WILLIAM H. SCHLESINGER DURHAM – Fossil trees in Antarctica show us that climate has changed greatly in the past. Suppose the current warming is just part of a longer trend that we can’t do anything about? It is worth looking …
As your excellent article (“Your 100-year forecast,” Jan. 30) reflected, despite naysayers like author Michael Crichton, there is broad scientific consensus that global warming is occurring much faster than expected and that the rate is accelerating. Severe impacts are being felt in many places, and climate experts express growing concern about potential “tipping points” and runaway warming.
June 2004 Reducing Power Consumption: Inspiring Stories of Success Subway franchise owner Steve Kaplan is now saving over $20,000 a year in energy costs, simply because he decided to evaluate the energy efficiency of seven of his Subway locations in Oklahoma. He found that by using energy-efficient lighting, he could …
In 2001, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change put an end to the global warming debate by demonstrating that human-made greenhouse gas emissions are responsible for most, if not all, of the 1.1°F rise in the average global temperature last century and the rapidly increasing rate of warming. Because the production of electricity in fossil fuel-fired power plants accounts for 42% of our greenhouse gas emissions however, we have the power to reduce hazardous air pollution and minimize global warming – with simple, cost-effective energy saving strategies.