Op-Ed by Jim Warren. Closing our eyes won’t make Duke Energy’s toxic coal ash dumps go away. This tragedy for Dan River communities has now expanded into an enormous statewide toxic waste challenge requiring unprecedented leadership. The General Assembly cannot kick the ash can down the road.
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Op-Ed by Jim Warren and Jon Sanders. What would inspire a prominent free-market nonprofit and an assertive environmental nonprofit to join forces in a very public way? Mutual concern over policies that keep the cost of a basic household necessity higher than it ought to be – not a luxury good, but something no family should be without.
Commentary by Jim Warren. Long-predicted and hopeful changes are quickly occurring in the electric power industry … Duke Energy could become a climate game-changer.
“The truth is that we have a planetary emergency.” – NASA climatologist James Hansen, October 2012 Op-Ed by Jim Warren North Carolina has a unique opportunity and duty to help avert runaway climate change and repair our wounded democracy. Most Americans realize global warming is serious but aren’t clear about …
Op-ed by Jim Warren. The revival of U.S. nuclear power has been dominated in recent years by exuberance fueled by industry hype. Several weeks before Japan’s tragedy, former Nuclear Regulatory Commission member Peter Bradford declared the U.S. nuclear renaissance “in shambles.”
Op-Ed by Lynice Williams and Jim Warren. Recent news of a merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy sets the stage for North Carolina to become home to the nation’s largest electric utility. They say the merger will save customers money by eliminating redundancy, but what appears to be a key driver behind the merger – building two nuclear reactors in South Carolina – would cost customers much more.
Op-Ed by John Blackburn and Jim Warren. Electricity rates for most North Carolina customers will increase dramatically if new coal-fired and
nuclear power plants are successfully completed by Duke Energy and Progress Energy.
Op-Ed by Jim Warren. Severe climate changes are occurring at an accelerating rate. Our planet is in crisis, according to the
world’s top scientists, and corrective measures that are proven, feasible and economically beneficial
— mainly energy efficiency — need to be implemented now.
Op-Ed by Jim Warren. Climate change is causing extensive damage at an accelerating rate. Oxfam International reports that weather disasters have quadrupled in 20 years with a quarter billion people impacted annually.
Op-Ed by Jim Warren. Despite a propaganda offensive depicting nuclear power as carbon free and safer than ever, resuscitating the failed technology would be a huge, unnecessary gamble for our climate, economy and safety.