March 25, 2008 To: Mr. James E. Rogers, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Energy From: Jim Hansen, Columbia University Earth Institute Subject: A Plea for Cooperation and Leadership Dear Mr. Rogers, I was glad to see you attend my talk on climate change in Charlotte last November. I …
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It’s official: Greenville Utilities Commission’s energy-efficiency program for new home construction actually works, and quite well. Faculty members in the East Carolina University Department of Engineering conducted a study, commissioned by ElectriCities, to examine the effectiveness of Greenville Utilities’ E-300 program.
Dr. James Hansen, the nation’s foremost climatologist, will bring his urgent message against corporate influence over energy-and-climate decisions to North Carolina at a pair of forums in Charlotte and Chapel Hill hosted by the Carolinas Clean Air Coalition and NC WARN. Mike Nicklas, an internationally recognized green architect and leader in renewable energy, will join Dr. Hansen.
Urge Mr. Rogers to walk his talk The two recent news stories below point to the tremendous need for good decisions. One is very encouraging, the other very disturbing. Please read both, circulate them, and contact Duke CEO Jim Rogers as shown at the end. 1) SOLAR RISING: Some power companies …
Energy Bill S-3 Sends NC Backward Utility influence & sorry process leads to damaging legislation STATEMENT BY JIM WARREN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NC WARN: North Carolina has been harmed by a disreputable process that gives powerful corporations even more control over our energy and environmental future – at the worst …
Power Plant Financing in Senate Bill 3 Shifts Risks to Customers By John Blackburn and John Runkle July 16, 2007 CONSTRUCTION WORK IN PROGRESS (CWIP) Senate Bill 3 has two main sections: the first is the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards (REPS) and the second is the treatment …
Thirteen North Carolina organizations today issued recommendations that would help clean energy play a bigger role in meeting the state’s growing demand for electricity.
A report commissioned by the General Assembly and financed by the state Utilities Commission was made public last month. La Capra Associates, consultants selected by North Carolina’s Environmental Review Commission, showed that we can find renewable sources for 10 percent of the state’s electricity over the next 10 years — a conclusion already reached by many North Carolinians.
N&O August 24, 2006 Opinion Facing the prospect of rapid warming WILLIAM H. SCHLESINGER DURHAM – Fossil trees in Antarctica show us that climate has changed greatly in the past. Suppose the current warming is just part of a longer trend that we can’t do anything about? It is worth looking …
As your excellent article (“Your 100-year forecast,” Jan. 30) reflected, despite naysayers like author Michael Crichton, there is broad scientific consensus that global warming is occurring much faster than expected and that the rate is accelerating. Severe impacts are being felt in many places, and climate experts express growing concern about potential “tipping points” and runaway warming.