The opposition to Duke Energy’s draft carbon plan goes deep. Scores of parties are opposing – many of them vigorously – Duke’s costly, natural gas-heavy proposal. Included are local governments; faith, social justice and climate justice groups; national, state and local clean energy nonprofits and business alliances; 33 former EPA officials; various business and industrial groups, and the state attorney general’s office.
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Top Climate Scientists: Stopping Natural Gas Expansions Can Help “very, very quickly” … But Duke Energy Leaders Blow Off the Warning — News Release from NC WARN
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.
NC WARN Supports Clean Energy Groups’ Carbon Plan — News Release from NC WARN
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.
Rigging for Regulators: How Duke Energy Misled NC Utilities Commissioners, Public on Draft Carbon Plan — News Release from NC WARN
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.
Record-shattering Statewide Response Against Duke Energy’s Attack on Solar Power — News Release from NC WARN
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.
Duke Energy Solar-attack Case Requires Judicial-type Hearing, Say Multiple Opponents — News Release from NC WARN
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.
In settlement with installers, Duke Energy concedes ground in plot to hobble state’s rooftop solar program — News Release from NC WARN & EWG
Duke Energy and three rooftop solar installers have reached a settlement in a fight over the monopoly utility’s proposal to hobble North Carolina’s net metering program, with opponents of Duke’s plan calling the settlement a partial win even as they vow to keep fighting for rules that reflect the full value of rooftop solar for all North Carolinians.
“Moral & Economic Madness” says U.N. Chief of Plans Like Duke Energy’s Gas Expansion — NC WARN News Release
Even as Duke Energy seeks to hobble rooftop solar in North Carolina, science is pouring in showing how disastrous and outdated Duke’s preferred fuel is. With methane emissions breaking all records, climate scientists insist cutting the venting of the highly potent climate pollutant would be the fastest – and likely the only – chance to avert total chaos.
Attorney General, Solar Companies, Nonprofits Align vs Duke Energy’s Anti-Solar Proposal — News Release from NC WARN
The opening round of legal arguments in a hotly contested regulatory case with major ramifications for Duke Energy’s business model yielded a solid front of opposition to the corporation’s decade-long effort to block competition from solar power.
Groups File Legal Challenge vs Duke Energy “Choke Solar” Scheme — News Release from NC WARN
Three climate justice nonprofits today filed a joint challenge to Duke Energy’s proposal to change the economics of solar panels on North Carolina homes. They say Duke’s plan would harm all North Carolinians – especially low-income people already bearing the financial and climate impacts of Duke Energy’s business model of hugely expanding the use of fracked gas, stifling cheaper renewables and repeatedly raising power bills.