Tuesday was the start of a major hearing on the future of energy in North Carolina. The state utilities commission is considering proposals by Duke Energy to reduce its carbon emissions in the coming decades.
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It didn’t take long for battle lines to be drawn as state regulators opened their hearing on Duke Energy Corp.’s $100 billion proposals for the state-mandated N.C. Carbon Plan to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050.
Stopping emissions of natural gas (methane) – a super-potent heat trapper – could “give the world a fighting chance” to prevent “catastrophic global warming” from becoming irreversible. That’s the message from a leading global scientist based at Duke University.
“Duke Energy has already dragged us through this horror movie, and we can’t let them do it again,” Warren said, referring to the utility’s own efforts to build additional big nuclear plants earlier this century.
Duke Energy’s draft Carbon Plan is short-sighted, inadequate, and unnecessarily polluting and costly – particularly to citizens who continue to bear the greatest burdens.
NC WARN commends the NC Sustainable Energy Association, Southern Environmental Law Center and their partners for offering a North Carolina carbon reduction plan that we believe is consistent with the needs of North Carolinians, particularly in terms of climate and economic justice.
Duke Energy misled NC Utilities Commissioners and public with their draft carbon plan. Attorney General and others point to manipulations and bogus info in Duke’s plan that could lead to dozens of new, climate-wrecking natural gas-burning power units.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg NAACP and NC WARN today said Duke Energy’s draft carbon plan for North Carolina is a scam designed to keep expanding the use of the very methane gas that is devastating communities and the global climate.
A public backlash to Duke Energy’s proposal to alter rooftop solar rules is more than double the input of any NC Utilities Commission case in recent memory. More than 2,300 North Carolinians have pressed the commission to reject Duke’s climate-wrecking attack on solar.
Solar power and social justice advocates challenging Duke Energy’s attempt to weaken the economics of rooftop solar power in North Carolina today filed a motion calling for an evidentiary hearing so Duke officials can be cross-examined under oath about the lone reason – now-discredited – they want to change the rules.