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DUKE ENERGY GRID BOONDOGGLE — LETTER TO BERGER, MOORE FROM NC WARN AND APPALACHIAN VOICES
Duke Energy executives are seeking support from North Carolina legislators and others for a highly controversial and twice-failed plan to lock in up to $13 billion in customer rate increases for what critics say are wasteful capital projects.
PUBLIC BADLY NEEDS CLARITY ON CLIMATE URGENCY AND OPTIONS IN 2019 — NEWS RELEASE FROM NC WARN
If another year passes without the public learning that the U.S. fracking boom is a key driver of the climate crisis – especially in the critical short term – humanity’s chances of averting runaway climate and social chaos could shrink to nil.
Solar microgrid helps return Great Smoky Mountains National Park land to the wild — Solar Power World
Among the tulip trees, red oaks and Carolina silverbells of Mt. Sterling, a peak in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, stands a 60-ft communications tower.
Duke Energy a Laggard on Renewables vs U.S. Leaders — News Release from NC WARN
Duke Energy executives spend millions of customer dollars each year to project a green corporate image, with solar panels in nearly every image ad. They’ve successfully misled most North Carolinians and public officials into thinking Duke is a leader in renewable energy.
Energy Storage by Businesses, Cities, Other Big Power Users Set to Slash Duke Energy Revenue — News Release from NC WARN
NC WARN’s updated solar-with-storage plan to be filed with regulators; as clean techs surge, Duke Energy plans to be only 8 percent renewable in 15 years
Your Next Home Could Run on Batteries — Wall Street Journal
In the near future, your home could be battery operated. This is especially true if you live in New York, California, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Arizona or a growing roster of other states and municipalities experimenting with revamping their electrical grids for the 21st century.