NC WARN not only opposes the burning of fossil fuels by Duke Energy but has promoted clean energy in numerous ways for many years. Our ongoing NC Clean Path 2025 campaign is a strategy to get the state’s electricity supply off fossil fuels by 2030 and halfway there by 2025. Our Common Dreams op-ed reports the good news that solar and energy storage are surging even as fracked gas economics are declining. But Duke Energy seems to have missed the memo. The giant corporation is planning a huge expansion of fracked gas infrastructure and only 8% renewables by 2034 (less than the current national average among utilities).
Read more solar news and check out our past and present solar and energy storage projects below.
Solar for everybody!
NC Clean Path 2025: Join one of our Action Teams now operating around the state.
Solar and Storage Quick Facts: Information on how you can benefit from solar power and energy storage.
Solar for schools
We are serving as technical advisors to the NC Solar Schools Initiative, a group of local government officials that is urging Duke Energy to make solar+storage systems available to NC schools. Read more.
Solar for faith communities
Solar Freedom: We put solar on the roof of Faith Community Church in Greensboro in 2015 to challenge Duke’s monopoly and test the state’s ban on “third-party sales” of solar energy. We finally lost at the NC Supreme Court, but drew major attention to the issue for three years.
Faith in Solar: Learn how faith communities have worked together to fulfill their Earth Care purpose by going solar.
Solar for homeowners & small business
Solarize: From 2014 to 2016, NC WARN helped 200 homeowners go solar.
Sharing Solar: In a spinoff from Solarize, we funded solar projects that helped low- to moderate-income people benefit from solar power.
Solar donations: We donated solar systems to 3 Triangle-area nonprofits in 2012.
Solar obstacles at the NC legislature and beyond
Policy Roadblocks: Impediments to implementation of NC Clean Path 2025.
HB589: What’s really going on with 2017’s “Competitive Energy for NC” law?
Duke/Kochs Hate Solar: Delving deeper into how electric utilities and the Koch brothers work across the country to limit the growth of solar.
Duke leaders keep conning the public with new greenwashing ads. New federal data show that nearly 20% of U.S. electricity* generation in 2020 came from renewable power – up from the earlier figure of 18% cited in NC WARN’s ongoing ad campaign. SEE ALL Clean Energy POSTS
Duke Energy’s plan to build gigawatts of new natural gas generators to supply its grid over the next 15 years has already drawn fire from clean energy advocates, who say it violates the utility’s long-range decarbonization goals and could leave customers paying for power plants that can’t economically compete with cleaner alternatives. SEE ALL Clean Energy POSTS