Duke Energy has a hefty surplus of generation capacity; it should promptly retire at least one newer coal-burning plant and stop trying to build nuclear reactors.
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Several organizations fired a pre-emptive strike Tuesday against plans by two North Carolina utilities.
Ads by NC WARN say NC Building Code Council cut back on new home standards that would produce long-term savings for buyers
The NC Building Code Council capitulated to pressure by the NC Home Builders Association, which will cost homeowners higher power bills while squandering state efforts to help curb global climate change.
Jim Warren was interviewed on NC Now – a program broadcast statewide on public television, UNC-TV – on NC WARN’s current focus to increase energy efficiency and adopt renewable energy sources in North Carolina.
As a state that depends heavily on coal-fired power, North Carolina currently dumps more climate-disrupting carbon dioxide pollution into the environment from burning fossil fuels than 186 nations.
How necessary is nuclear power? Renewable energy, including solar, wind and hydroelectric, can provide all but 6% of North Carolina’s electricity, finds a new Duke University study. “Critics of renewable power point out that solar and wind sources are intermittent. The truth is that solar and wind are complementary in …
Instead of risking $35 billion on new plants, there is a better, cheaper and more secure way to handle North Carolina’s energy needs.
The Duke University economics chairman emeritus argues that modest increases in efficiency and renewable power can allow North Carolina to retire coal-fired power plants instead of building new plants. See his study for NC WARN.