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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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Duke Energy-backed bill would raise rates, doesn’t guarantee climate measures

Instead of taking the path outlined by Governor Cooper’s Clean Energy Plan, Duke Energy has continued to work behind closed doors to write legislation that lines the pockets of its shareholders, on the backs of ratepayers, while failing to guarantee that the 70% carbon reductions envisioned in the bill will even be achieved by the 2030 target date.

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