Recent leaps in battery technology, combined with falling solar power prices and energy-saving advances, mean North Carolina can replace all fossil fuels used for electricity by 2030, and half by 2025… That’s according to a comprehensive new report called NORTH CAROLINA CLEAN PATH 2025: Achieving an Economical Clean Energy Future. NC WARN commissioned the report by veteran energy engineer Bill Powers of San Diego.
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North Carolina faith leaders are seeking to get their energy straight from the sun. More than 150 of them – along with the North Carolina NAACP and the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity – are calling for Duke Energy to partner with them to help slow climate change by facilitating the installation of solar power systems on houses of worship around the state.
An alliance of social justice, labor and environmental groups today called on Governor Pat McCrory to plan ahead for the inevitable closure of coal-fired power plants by appointing a “green ribbon panel” to help coal plant employees and their communities transition to the growing sector of green energy jobs.
An alliance of nonprofits today called for NC Attorney General Roy Cooper to assert his explicit legal authority to enforce the corporate charter of Duke Energy, saying an investigation of the corporation’s North Carolina operations is required due to its history of criminality – from partnering with Enron to coal ash failures – and a rapidly advancing climate crisis that could see sea levels rise 10 feet by mid-century.
Today NC WARN filed a proposal with state regulators that would cut power bills for thousands of customers, immediately create hundreds of jobs and boost local economies.
John Locke Foundation attacks continue despite federal data fortifying NC WARN’s July finding that solar power is now cheaper than juice from new nukes.
Developers, contractors and renewable-energy advocates see Duke Energy Carolinas putting the squeeze on the local solar industry.
NC WARN, Chatham County and the social justice movement have lost a veteran organizer, a true leader and a dear friend.
Faith, human-rights, social justice, and environmental groups press the U.S. Senate and President Obama.