As the new Secretary of the Interior, Secretary Sally Jewel has an important opportunity to end the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) giveaways to the coal industry, which are unlocking enormous amounts of carbon pollution, wasting taxpayer dollars, and subsidizing the coal industry’s efforts to export pu
This is no April fool’s joke. Today, two of Duke Energy’s dirty, outdated coal plants – Riverbend and Buck, in North Carolina – are officially turning off.
Duke Energy is the county’s largest electric utility, and until today operated 14 coal fired power plants in its home state of North Carolina. But because of the organizing efforts of everyday North Carolinians, two of those coal plants have been shut down before Duke had otherwise planned.
Written by Sera Sousley. Sera has been volunteering with Greenpeace and the Chicago Clean Power Coalition for almost 2 years. She is working towards a second Bachelors, studying Sustainability at Roosevelt University.
This week Charlotte area residents will have the chance to voice their concerns about Duke Energy’s long term business plan to the NC Utilities Commission. This plan will have serious ramifications for people and our planet as it doubles down investments in dirty coal and dangerous nuclear energy, and passes the costs on to North Carolina rate payers. Duke plans on powering North Carolina on just 2.25% renewable energy by 2032. This isn't the leadership we need from the nation's largest energy utility.