Do you think you should pay for Duke Energy’s coal ash cleanup and for nuclear plants that will never be built? 150 turned out to say no at a public hearing in Raleigh on Duke Energy-Progress’s nearly 17% residential rate hike request (see news reports here). If you agree with them, come speak out at the Asheville, Snow Hill or Wilmington hearing (details here and here).
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Duke Energy’s Nuclear Boondoggle: Cancellation After Tragic Delay – NC WARN News Release
As the US nuclear “renaissance” collapses, we urge CEOs to turn hard toward climate protection
Duke Energy’s Nuclear Hopes Dim Further — NC WARN News Release
North Carolina regulators technically rejected NC WARN’s March motion on Monday but they pressed Duke Energy with the questions we raised about the viability of the effort to build twin nuclear plants in Gaffney, SC.
Two good stories on the NCUC order:
Charlotte Business Journal
Pull the Plug on Duke’s Nuclear Boondoggle — NC WARN News Release
Today NC WARN called for state regulators to disallow any further spending by Duke Energy on two proposed reactors now that its 13-year odyssey is off the rails following the recent collapse of the Toshiba-Westinghouse nuclear division.
Duke Energy Executives Count on Climate-Wrecking Fracked Gas & Captive Regulators – but Little Solar or Wind – for Years to Come — News Release from NC WARN
If the NC Utilities Commission approves Duke Energy’s latest 15-year Integrated Resource Plan, it risks bankrupting North Carolina’s economy through costly overbuilding of high-risk power plants. And the utility will continue fouling our air and water while escalating the global climate crisis as one of the world’s largest carbon polluters.
NC WARN Hosts Arnie and Maggie Gundersen on Fukushima, Nov. 20, 2013
Video: Nuclear industry experts Arnie and Maggie Gundersen discuss the status of the ongoing nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan and the U.S. nuclear “renaissance.”
Get the Real Scoop on Fukushima
On November 20, 2013, Arnie Gundersen, Maggie Gundersen and Steve Wing spoke in Chapel Hill about the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan, and its implications for new nuclear plants proposed by Duke Energy. View videos of the talks by the Gundersens and Dr Wing.
Watchdogs to Duke CEO: Don’t Buy into Failing Nuclear Project in South Carolina — News Release from NC WARN
NC WARN today told new Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good we are astonished that Duke Energy is still considering buying into the VC Summer nuclear construction project after South Carolina regulators recently reiterated earlier warnings that the project is suffering enormous problems despite intensive efforts to correct them.
Nuclear construction project in free fall; Duke at risk too – News Release from NC WARN
The first US nuclear plant being built in a generation tumbles further into a perfect storm of cost overruns, delays, corporate bungling and an uncertain future, as documented last week by a career nuclear engineer monitoring the project for Georgia regulators.
Credibility is hard to come by with Duke Energy – Tampa Bay Times column
This is not a critique of the proposed nuclear power plant in Levy County. Let the engineers, watchdogs and investors debate the details of that plan. This is about something simpler. In some ways, something far more important. This is about credibility.