The N.C. Utilities Commission’s first-ever plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions caused by generating electricity in the state has been met with widespread criticism.
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Duke Energy’s carbon-cutting plan sparks debate at start of what’ll likely be long, contentious hearing — Charlotte Business Journal
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.
Should NC’s clean energy future include more nuclear power? Duke Energy thinks so — USA Today Network
“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.
On Air Today: Grading Duke Energy’s Carbon Plan — WCHL & Chapelboro
Duke Energy has a plan for carbon neutrality by 2050, but environmental advocates give it an F. Aaron Keck chats with Sally Robertson of NC WARN.
Stifling solar: Duke Energy’s long war against North Carolina clean energy — Environmental Working Group
Duke Energy is asking North Carolina utility regulators to approve a plan that could stifle the growth of renewable solar power in the state while hiking ratepayers’ bills – the latest in the monopoly utility’s almost decade-long fight against clean energy in the state.
Environmental groups challenge Duke Energy over proposed solar plan — Daily Tar Heel
On March 29, three climate justice nonprofits filed a joint challenge to Duke Energy’s Solar Choice Net Metering proposal, arguing that changes would disadvantage future solar customers, particularly those who are low-income.
NC WARN Climate Emergency Rally!
On November 19th, 2021 NC WARN and our allies rallied outside of Gov. Roy Cooper’s mansion urging him to: Declare a climate emergency! Stop Duke Energy’s fracked gas expansion! Uplift low-income and BIPOC communities being affected the most by superstorms and high electric bills! Side with the people of North Carolina, not Duke Energy!
Groups rally outside Executive Mansion call for climate emergency declaration – CBS 17
Multiple groups with the same cause converged outside the Executive Mansion Friday to urge Gov. Roy Cooper to declare a climate emergency and stop Duke Energy from building 50 gas-burning power units.
Environmental groups call on Gov. Cooper to declare climate emergency in NC — News & Observer
A coalition of 17 energy advocacy groups gathered Friday near North Carolina’s Executive Mansion to call on Gov. Roy Cooper to become the first U.S. governor to declare a climate emergency, a step they said could be used to prevent Duke Energy from building new natural gas plants.
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Bipartisan support for energy bill as some worry over costs, ‘ambiguities’ – WRAL
NC WARN, often the state’s most ardent environmental advocate, blasted the bill and the governor for supporting it, saying it “gives cover for the Charlotte-based corporate giant to continue its climate-wrecking expansion of gas-fired power plants.”