Letter to the editor by Betsy Bickel. We need to shift rapidly away from all fossil fuels to renewables which are safer, cheaper and create more jobs.
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NC WARN stands by our allies charging that Duke Energy and Dominion cut corners so much in planning the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the state water permit must be withdrawn.
Op-Ed by Karen Bearden and Kim Porter. As we enter 2019, we find ourselves speeding toward two different climate tipping points. The first is alarming. As reported in October by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if humanity does not halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, we will trigger feedback loops that cause warming to continue no matter what humans do. Yet if last year’s growth in climate awareness and activism continues, it could lead to a tipping point at which climate progress – rather than climate disaster – becomes inevitable.
Letter to the editor by William Delamar. Dealing with the reality of climate change in a meaningful way should not be politicized.
Letter to the editor from Helen Wolfson. Amidst all the concern about Hurricane Florence (whose strength, scientists tell us, is fueled by climate change), today’s N&O contains an article [pointing out] that the Trump administration is preparing to make it much easier for energy companies to release methane into the atmosphere.
Letter to the Editor by William Delamar. In response to Ralph Duke’s “Duke is not a Villain” (letter, Aug. 22): Duke in their marketing spins that they are green, but that is simply not the case.
Letter to the editor by Lynn Mitchell Kohn. It is time for Duke Energy to drop its obstructionist, reactionary policies and instead use its influence to help our state make the necessary switch to clean energy.
Letter to the editor by William Delamar. The Republican legislators and Duke Energy have done all they can to slow the inevitable transition to clean, renewable energy as defined in HB 589. The continued support for and investment into fracked gas fails to recognize and acknowledge the effect that burning fracked gas and the related unresolved methane leakage issue have on global climate change.
Several letters published in the News & Observer in response to an article and editorial about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
By Martha Girolami. Duke Energy has selected natural gas (methane) to be its preferred fuel for electricity in North Carolina because huge profits can be extracted from ratepayers for building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and future gas power plants. Duke Energy is a monopoly utility in North Carolina, and its energy miscalculations will harm us all.