On July 18, 2016, we joined with other groups to protest outside the NC Utilities Commission hearing on the Duke Energy-Piedmont Natural Gas merger. Protestors staged a mock wedding between Duke and Piedmont, officiated by Governor Pat McCrory.
Two WUNC stories on natural gas, the threat of methane to the climate and doubts about future natural gas supply projections. SEE ALL Piedmont Natural Gas Merger POSTS
Last year Duke Energy acquired Piedmont Natural Gas … a marker of the energy industry’s shift toward using natural gas to produce electricity. Supporters of natural gas say it is cheaper and burns cleaner than coal. But critics argue that methane leaks during storage and transportation, which can accelerate global warming. SEE ALL Piedmont Natural Gas Merger POSTS