Quit Coal Blog

Submitted by Kelly Mitchell
April 11, 2013

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

Submitted by Monica Embrey
April 1, 2013

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 Today, two of Duke Energy’s dirty, outdated coal plants – Riverbend and Buck, in North Carolina – are officially turning off.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.

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March 4, 2013

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.

Submitted by Monica Embrey
February 25, 2013

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.

Submitted by Monica Embrey
February 12, 2013

It’s not every day that we win, but we’ve had a couple of big victories here in our fight to move from coal to clean energy here in North Carolina.

For months, Greenpeace and a coalition of social justice, faith, and environmental organizations have been calling on the North Carolina Utilities Commission to hold a public hearing in Charlotte to discuss Duke Energy's long term business plan.