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Coal ash cleanup decision a huge victory for North Carolina!

On April 1, North Carolina announced its decision to require Duke Energy to fully excavate the six remaining coal ash sites across the state ā€” a big victory in the year’s long fight against the energy utility’s negligence.

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Campaign to End Duke Energy’s Monopoly in N.C.

Bobby Jones

North Carolina residents and environmental groups including Appalachian Voices launched the
Energy Justice NC Coalition to promote energy choice and end monopoly control of the stateā€™s utility structure.

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Duke and Dominion Energy’s Contributions to NC Legislature

The two monopoly utilities contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to North Carolina legislative campaigns in 2018.

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Groups target Duke Energy to end monopoly control of NC electric system

Social justice and clean energy groups call for state leaders to allow energy choice, saying hurricanes, rising electric rates, other harms show state system is broken Raleigh N.C. ā€“ A new, diverse coalition of 15 local, state and national groups

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Push for N.C. Coal Ash Cleanup Enters Final Stages

We joined North Carolinians living near Duke Energy’s coal ash dumps in telling the state that capping the toxic pits instead of moving the material away from water sources is a non-starter.

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Asking N.C. Lawmakers to Reject Duke’s Money Grab

In January, we joined NC WARN to call on our elected leaders to reject Duke Energy’s anticipated grid plan that would allow the monopoly utility to enact up to $13 billion in rate hikes.

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North Carolina Solar Rebates in High Demand

All of Duke Energy’s North Carolina residential solar rebates, which reduce the cost of panel installation by up to 30 percent, were claimed in less than a day

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Five years after Dan River: Coal ash in N.C.

The Dan River coal ash spill sparked a flurry of coal ash cleanup legislation, public hearings, community meetings and more across North Carolina. But where does coal ash stand in the state now?

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Groups urge N.C. lawmakers to prevent Duke Energy from gouging customers for grid “improvements”

A joint press release from NC Warn and Appalachian Voices Duke Energy executives are seeking support from North Carolina legislators and others for a highly controversial and twice-failed plan to lock in up to $13 billion in customer rate increases

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N.C. Lowers Risk Rating of Coal Ash Pits

Duke Energy may now be able to cap six toxic coal ash dumps in North Carolina in place instead of transporting the material to lined landfills after state regulators classified the dumps as “low risk.”

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