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Scorecards rate rural electric cooperatives in North Carolina

Today, Appalachian Voices released scorecards examining how electric cooperatives in North Carolina measured up across a number of areas, including governance, transparency, energy efficiency, member access to clean energy and other factors. The results showed that the majority of the 26 co-ops in North Carolina impose significant barriers for customer-members to participate in the democratic governance of their co-ops, while only a few offer services or supportive policies to help members lower their electric bills.

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People’s Energy Plan listening and info session, Charlotte, NC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2022 CONTACT Maddy Koch, North Carolina Field Coordinator, (828) 773-4781, maddy@appvoices.org Charlotte, N.C. — Appalachian Voices and Action for the Climate Emergency (ACE) will host a listening and information session on North Carolina energy in

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Statement on MVP Southgate’s Voluntary Dismissal of NC Eminent Domain Pursuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2022 CONTACT: Ridge Graham, N.C. Field Coordinator, ridge[at]appvoices.org, (828) 994-7444 On Thursday, Oct. 20, Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, filed a voluntary dismissal of eminent domain proceedings in Alamance, Guilford and Rockingham counties, North Carolina. The

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People’s Energy Plan listening session to be held in West Jefferson, N.C.

Appalachian Voices will host a listening session on North Carolina energy in West Jefferson on October 8 at 2 p.m. The listening session is part of our People’s Energy Plan, a statewide tour to hear the concerns, hopes and innovations residents want to see in an energy transition. Join us for food, community engagement and inspiring conversation.

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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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Safe Passage: The I-40 Pigeon River Gorge Wildlife Crossing Project

A series of photographs of various bear, deer and elk roaming in the wild.

A collaborative effort to make the Pigeon River Gorge section of I-40 safer for wildlife and humans is yielding results.

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North Carolina Issues General Biogas Permit

On July 1, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality issued a general permit for biogas digesters that convert animal waste into methane for energy production, as required by the N.C. 2021 Farm Act.

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The North Carolina People’s Energy Plan

The North Carolina People’s Energy Plan seeks a cleaner, more affordable, more just energy system for the state.

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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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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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