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.
In 2021, HB951 instructed the NC Utilities Commission to establish a state carbon plan to reduce CO2 emissions 70% by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The carbon plan will be in place by December 2022 and reviewed every 2 years thereafter.
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“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.
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.
Slashing emissions of carbon dioxide by itself isn’t enough to prevent catastrophic global warming, a new study shows. But if we simultaneously also reduce emissions of methane and other often overlooked climate pollutants, we could cut the rate of global warming in half by 2050 and give the world a fighting chance.