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Legal action challenges Duke Energy’s buildout of unapproved gas-fired power units

Duke Energy's W.S. Lee Natural Gas Power Plant

CONTACT: Jim Warren, NC WARN, 919-416-5077, jim@ncwarn.org Jean Su, Center for Biological Diversity, 415-770-3187, jsu@biologicaldiversity.org Matt Wasson, Appalachian Voices, 828-252-1500, matt@appvoices.org Durham, N.C.— Climate-justice groups filed a legal petition with the North Carolina Utilities Commission today asserting that Duke Energy

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Promoting equity in the transition to clean energy

A new report examines the economic, social and health disparities associated with energy development, and highlights promising points of intervention to reduce inequities in the transition to clean energy.

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Va should expand utility shutoff ban during Covid-19 crisis

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CONTACT: Peter Anderson, Senior Program Manager Virginia, 434-293-6373, peter@appvoices.org Rory McIlmoil, Senior Energy Analyst, 828-262-1500, rory@appvoices.org Appalachian Voices sent a letter today to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) urging the commissioners to extend and strengthen the existing moratorium on

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A shady, dangerous attack on clean energy

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In a major threat to clean energy advances across the U.S., a special interest group wants federal regulators to change the rules for solar owners — in a bad way.

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NC governor extends moratorium on utility shutoffs during Covid crisis

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CONTACT: Al Ripley, Director, NC Justice Center, Director of Housing, Consumer and Energy Project, 919-274-8245 Rory McIlmoil, Appalachian Voices, Senior Energy Analyst, 828-266-1500 Tyler Fitch, Vote Solar, Southeast Regulatory Manager; Press contact Hilary Lewis, 202-455-0361 Luis Martinez, Natural Resources Defense

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Belong to an electric co-op? Your vote is needed!

Most rural folks rely on electric co-ops for their power, and as “member-owners,” they vote on board members who decide everything from rates to whether clean energy is part of their energy source.

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Groups urge expansion of NC utility shutoff moratorium during Covid-19

CONTACT: Rory McIlmoil, Sr. Energy Analyst, Appalachian Voices, rory@appvoices.org, (423) 433-9415 Maria Michalos, Eastern Regional Communications Manager, Natural Resources Defense Council, mmichalos@nrdc.org, (631) 848-1588 Al Ripley, Director, Consumer, Housing and Energy Project, NC Justice Center, al@ncjustice.org, (919) 274-8245 Hilary Lewis,

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Energy Burden in a Pandemic

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Many families in Appalachia already struggled with high energy bills — and COVID-19 is making it even worse.

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Utilities must suspend service disconnections and waive late fees

public utility and state responses to Covid-19

Millions of Americans have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They should not have to worry about having their power or water turned off as a result.

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Finally, Virginia lawmakers heed public’s call for clean energy

After years of advocacy by Appalachian Voices and many others, the Virginia legislature 2020 session produced bold measures that will move us toward a cleaner, more equitable energy economy — but there is work left to do.

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