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.
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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.
Curbing Other Climate Pollutants, Not Just CO2, Gives Earth a Chance — News release from Duke University
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.
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.
Proponents of Duke’s Solar Changes Kill Company’s Case — News Release from NC WARN
A consultant for organizations agreeing with Duke Energy’s changes to the state’s net metering rules filed evidence in March that ironically kills Duke’s only argument – that rooftop solar systems unfairly shift power grid costs onto non-solar customers.
Duke Energy reports just over 5 percent electricity from wind and solar in 2021, despite clean energy claims — Environmental Working Group
Duke Energy claims its growth of renewable energy sources “soared” in 2021, but the company generated just 5.4 percent of its electricity from wind and solar last year, according to a report the company released on Tuesday.
“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.