Written by Naomi Albert


Naomi Albert

Originally from a small farm in Wisconsin, Naomi has experience working with communities to plan for climate change impacts and the transition to clean energy. She works as our North Carolina Field Coordinator from Wilmington, N.C.

Reliance on fossil fuels was last year’s Grinch that stole Christmas — and the real cause of Winter Storm Elliot blackouts

On Dec. 24, 2022, as Winter Storm Elliot bore down on North Carolina and Tennessee, problems at fossil-fuel power plants and high electricity demand led Duke Energy and the Tennessee Valley Authority to shut off power for millions with rolling blackouts. But it didn’t have to be this way.

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