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North Carolina Utilities Commission should make the right decision on Duke’s Carbon Plan

Why do legislators and those who blindly accept Duke’s promises act surprised when vague commitments around affordability result in ratepayers getting the short end of the stick? Why do they feign surprise when Duke Energy suggests missing a timeline they set for themselves? Why do they pretend to be shocked when years of advocacy and “compromise” result in a utility cherry-picking what they want, robbing Peter to pay Paul.

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Carbon plan must account for affordability

The organizations’ testimony focused on how Duke’s proposed fracked gas expansion would unnecessarily increase costs for customers, while cleaner, lower-cost options like solar, battery storage and energy efficiency could completely offset the need to build new fracked gas infrastructure in the near term.

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North Carolina needs a statewide People’s Energy Plan

Appalachian Voices, along with many others, is speaking up about the state’s Carbon Plan and the needs of North Carolinians as we transition to a clean energy future.

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Groups Unsatisfied with Duke Energy’s NC Carbon Plan

Many North Carolina residents, businesses and environmental groups are calling on the state utilities commission to push for more renewable power, energy efficiency and measures to address affordability in the state’s final carbon reduction plan.

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In comments to utilities commission, Appalachian Voices explains how and where Duke’s carbon plan misses the mark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2022 CONTACT Dan Radmacher, (540) 798-6683), dan@appvoices.org Adrienne Underwood, (530) 919-2164, adrienne@psehealthyenergy.org Resource links Overall filing Appalachian Voices comments Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy report BOONE, NC — Today, Appalachian Voices submitted comments

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Duke Energy’s Carbon Plan falls far short

Duke Energy Center

Duke Energy would miss important deadlines for reducing carbon emissions and continue relying on polluting fuels if it’s inadequate Carbon Plan moves forward.

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Duke Energy’s fossil-focused Carbon Plan misses 2030 targets

Duke’s draft Carbon Plan is far too dependent on polluting resources and misses the opportunity to lower costs for customers with rooftop solar, battery storage and energy efficiency.

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Pushing for transparency and equitable outcomes in North Carolina’s Carbon Plan

Duke Energy’s approach to the carbon reduction plan is long on fossil fuels and short on concern for public input and affordability.

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Groups file complaint that Duke Energy rigged net metering process to push plan to undermine rooftop solar power in NC

A solar installation photo by NREL

CONTACT: Rory McIlmoil, 423-433-9415, rory@appvoices.org Jim Warren, 919-416-5077, jim@ncwarn.org Durham, NC – Two clean energy groups today filed a complaint with state regulators about a stakeholder process they say was rigged to favor a Duke Energy scheme that would harm

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NC advocates’ press statement In response to the signing of House Bill 951

Advance Carolina, Appalachian Voices and the Center for Biological Diversity strongly opposed House Bill 951 due in part to the potential for significant cost increases for ratepayers and the potential to give Duke Energy sweeping authority to approve, reject, or modify the NCUC’s carbon reduction plan, potentially delaying or preventing the state from reaching its goals.

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