Watchdog group tells NC Governor to walk his talk, stop a leading climate polluter from expanding fossil fuels and suppressing renewables The North Carolina state motto is “To be, rather than to seem.” But Governor Roy Cooper continues to support a years-long pretense that Duke Energy is transitioning to a …
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Attorney General, regulators’ Public Staff among skeptics of Duke’s inflated cost projections and failure to consider cheaper alternatives that can help immediately with climate crisis It’s no wonder that Duke Energy hid plans to waste billions on new and expanded power line corridors, but forces are already aligning against the …
NC WARN says Duke Energy has been hiding aggressive plans to waste billions on new and expanded, high-voltage transmission corridors that would target vulnerable communities while limiting large and local solar power projects for years.
NC WARN said today that 23 other nonprofit organizations are backing its challenge to a pending Duke Energy proposal they say would limit rooftop solar to the affluent, stifle the growing solar market and amplify the global climate crisis.
NC WARN, allies to challenge deal they say would limit rooftop solar to the affluent and lock in constant rate hikes for a massive expansion of climate-busting gas-fired power.
A coalition of public interest, environmental and economic justice organizations will convene the first-ever hearing to examine Duke Energy’s policies and practices, which have polluted and financially punished its low-income ratepayers and communities of color throughout its vast six-state service area.
Developers of the now-canceled Atlantic Coast pipeline have submitted a plan to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for dismantling the $8 billion natural gas project, which would have crossed West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.
NC Climate Justice Collective and NC WARN launched a new collaborative project–the Energy Democracy Leadership Institute (EDLI)–on Saturday, June 27th. Debuting virtually, EDLI is an energy and climate justice grassroots organizing and leadership program. It will run for 6 months with an intergenerational and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) cohort of emerging leaders from eastern North Carolina. The 8 counties represented are all counties where chronic disinvestment, climate disasters and pollution from energy corporations are pervasive issues.
Activist Elizabeth Yeampierre has long focused on the connections between racial injustice and the environment and climate change. In the wake of George Floyd’s killing and the outsized impact of Covid-19 on communities of color, she hopes people may finally be ready to listen.
Duke Energy, the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utility, claims to make affordability, efficiency and access to renewable energy for its low-income customers a priority. But an investigation by the Environmental Working Group shows that just the opposite is true.