State ethics investigators are moving forward on a complaint by NC WARN alleging an improper relationship between Duke Energy and Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue. The 2019 complaint says Blue was lead promoter of hotly contested – and ultimately failed – legislation sought by Duke Energy while his family law firm was suing 32 landowners to make way for the proposed Atlantic Coast fracked gas Pipeline.
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Duke Energy, the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utility, claims to make affordability, efficiency and access to renewable energy for its low-income customers a priority. But an investigation by the Environmental Working Group shows that just the opposite is true.
NC WARN stands in solidarity with those who are seeking justice for the murders of people of color, and we are broken-hearted as we grieve the loss of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Marcus Smith and countless others. We feel a responsibility to speak out against police brutality and all systemic violence and injustice against black, brown and indigenous people.
The Durham Youth Climate Justice Initiative conceived of this project idea so as to creatively maintain community engagement during our Stay-At-Home order. The objective was to feel more connected through art and storytelling and to get a sense of how our local communities and environment have been impacted by the Coronavirus, in both negative and positive ways.
A coalition of public interest, social justice, watchdog and environmental groups are joining forces to hold Duke Energy, the largest investor-owned U.S. electric utility, accountable for its policies, which impact almost 8 million Americans in six states – and by extension, impede the nation’s progress toward a clean energy future.
An analysis by former energy executive Thomas Hadwin released today shows that rapidly changing energy markets, new legislation in Virginia, a surplus of gas across the region, and climate impacts of fracked gas are among the reasons Dominion Energy and Duke Energy should stop trying to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).
If only 3% of gas produced is leaked, gas is worse for the climate than coal. Yet it’s more than 3%. BP says it’s 3.2%. And a recent study of the Permian Basin found that 3.7% was lost in the production process. What’s this telling us? This is the gas industry’s ‘Volkswagen’ moment.
In a first for any month, renewables generated more electricity than coal on every day in April, new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows.
Industry, governments, schools, are paying thousands for services they aren’t getting – a “double whammy” for workers and “financial cascade” for state economy Manufacturers across North Carolina are seeking temporary power-bill relief for services not being received by a host of business, government and nonprofit facilities during the coronavirus crisis. …
A federal court’s decision striking down a critical Keystone XL permit has broad implications beyond the embattled oil pipeline.