By 2017, Duke Energy had squandered billions of dollars and 13 years failing to license and build experimental nuclear reactors they had insisted would avoid the massive construction failures of the 1970s. Now, Duke is seeking approval of a carbon plan with a different type of experimental reactor – with unfinished design and already-soaring costs – and proposes to build dozens of them in the Carolinas alone.
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Distributed Solar Plus Storage Ignored in Carbon Plan Process — News Release from NC WARN
San Diego engineer offers proven plan that would avoid billions in transmission costs and disruption of communities, boost resilience and avoid Duke Energy’s huge gas expansion.
Solid Wall of Opposition to Duke Energy’s Profit-Driven Carbon Plan — Alert from NC WARN
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.
NO DEALS FOR DUKE ENERGY GAS EXPANSION — STATEMENT FROM NC WARN
Newly announced settlement negotiations are deeply troubling in carbon plan fight. Late today, the NC Utilities Commission was openly told that negotiations are underway among select parties that could settle the highly contentious carbon plan case that’s in its second week of hearings.
NC Republican leader: Duke Energy has too much political power — News and Observer Oped by R. LEE CURRIE JR.
McClatchy’s recent eye-opening investigative reporting on Duke Energy’s lavish campaign contributions intended to influence elected state lawmakers should alarm conservatives, moderates and liberals alike — for it’s a tale of chronic abuse of corporate power at the expense of millions of financially-strapped consumers.
1,800 Rooftop Solar Owners to Cooper: Save Net Metering! — News Release from Save NC Solar
Today, 1,800 solar panel owners urged Governor Cooper to protect customer-owned energy generation and solar power in North Carolina.
World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds — The Guardian
The climate crisis has driven the world to the brink of multiple “disastrous” tipping points, according to a major study. It shows five dangerous tipping points may already have been passed due to the 1.1C of global heating caused by humanity to date.
Duke Energy plans to reduce carbon emissions, but not all are convinced — WRAL
Tuesday was the start of a major hearing on the future of energy in North Carolina. The state utilities commission is considering proposals by Duke Energy to reduce its carbon emissions in the coming decades.
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.
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.