A Duke University climate scientist and 27 former federal environmental officials are calling on Gov. Roy Cooper to order a halt on building new gas pipelines and power plants in North Carolina.
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One of the world’s leading climate scientists said the state’s long-range clean energy plan doesn’t go far enough to curb a potent greenhouse gas. In a letter to Gov. Roy Cooper dated Thursday, Drew Shindell, Nicholas Professor of Earth Science at Duke University, takes aim at methane, a gas more efficient than carbon dioxide at holding heat.
PacifiCorp’s announcement last week that it will build thousands of megawatts of new wind, solar and battery storage capacity in its transition away from coal will reshape electricity markets across the West over the next 10 years. Its impact will be felt nationally, too, perhaps nowhere as much as in the Southeast.
While Cooper spoke with members of the council at the beginning of Friday’s meeting at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, protestors interrupted him, shouting “act, act, act” and holding up signs accusing him of “climate hypocrisy.”
Sea-level rise will become unmanageable, and life will flee the world’s tropical oceans, if carbon pollution keeps rising, a new report from the UN climate panel says.
Duke Energy Acknowledges Illegal Contributions; Dishonest Reporting Deserves $100,000+ Penalty: Seven months after it made illegal contributions to legislative leaders, the Duke Energy PAC tried to conceal its wrongdoing by filing a false and incomplete campaign disclosure report. The State Board of Elections should hold the company accountable.
The new 15-year plan shows Duke plans to be only 8% renewable in the Carolinas by 2034, making the monopoly corporation a nationally-leading laggard even as many states and utilities are quickly shifting from natural gas to cheaper, renewable energy paired with battery storage.
Tell Gov. Cooper to put a moratorium on the wood pellet industry in NC New report outlines the impact that industrial logging has on our climate and the need for change if we are going to address the climate crisis; Governor Cooper can ensure his climate legacy by taking action …
In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the Energy Justice NC Coalition today called on North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to end Duke Energy’s monopoly and transform the state’s electricity system to 100 percent renewable energy as soon as possible.