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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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North Carolina Seeks Public Comment on Regional Haze Plan

view of a mountain is partially obscured by white haze

As North Carolina develops its 10-year plan to reduce haze in national parks and wilderness areas, conservation and health groups allege that North Carolina and other Southeast states are missing key sources of emissions in their analysis.

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“Compromise” energy bill will harm North Carolina families and businesses

CONTACT: Molly Moore, Appalachian Voices Editorial Communications Coordinator molly [at] appvoices.org, 847-401-3633 A new version of a bill backed by Duke Energy would pad the pockets of Duke Energy and its shareholders while having crushing financial implications for families and

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NC Energy Bill Gets Criticism for Cost, Climate-Change Effectiveness

Industrial consumers, environmental advocates and residential ratepayers in North Carolina have voiced concerns over a new energy bill critics say was created with outsized input from Duke Energy.

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Updates in the fight against MVP and MVP Southgate

Catch up on updates about the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline and its Southgate extension with upcoming events, regulatory developments and the latest news about construction of these projects and the communities fighting back.

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Proposed NC energy bill would enrich Duke Energy at its customers’ expense

Legislation that Duke Energy and NC Republican lawmakers have crafted in secret for the better part of six months is a horrific piece of public policy.

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Removal of Historic Dam Aims to Restore Watauga River

dam removal

On May 16, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the Ward Mill Dam in an effort to reconnect streams across the Watauga River watershed. The B.O. Ward House and Mill Complex was preserved and added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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