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Rate Increases and Blackouts: Duke Energy’s Strategy for 2023

Expert BlogNorth Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, EastLuis Martinez
Duke failed to keep the lights on last December, but it is now pursuing enormous rate increases of more than 30 percent to help pay for fossil fuels and huge executive salary raises.

Duke Energy’s Actions Matter More Than Its Words

Expert BlogNorth CarolinaLuis Martinez, Jossie Steinberg
Given Duke Energy’s track record and current actions, we have to look behind the curtain on its clean energy claims in the Carolinas Carbon Plan.

Carolina Climate on Our Minds

Expert BlogNorth CarolinaLuis Martinez, Jossie Steinberg, Sam Whillans

After many ups-and-downs, North Carolina is committing to 70% reductions in power-sector carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050!

North Carolina Is Moving Forward with Climate Regulations

Expert BlogNorth CarolinaLuis Martinez

The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) approved a petition from CleanAIRE NC and the NC Coastal Federation (represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center) to have North Carolina begin rulemaking to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

2021 A Pivotal Year for Clean Energy in North Carolina

Expert BlogNorth CarolinaLuis Martinez
As we look back at 2020 and reflect on what comes next for North Carolina in clean energy and climate one thing becomes clear, Governor Cooper’s climate and clean energy legacy will be determined by the ability to take the…

Cities Are Leading the Way: 2020 Wins & Look Ahead

Expert BlogUnited States, Charlotte, Honolulu, Pittsburgh, St. Louis
Cities made tremendous progress in their climate challenge goals throughout a difficult 2020. Now, cities are eyeing all that is possible in the new year.

Sheep (and Soil Scientists) Juice Up the Solar Farm

DispatchGeorgia, North Carolina, EastRobynne Boyd
Solar farmers get a hand from regenerative agriculture experts to feed the soil under their arrays—another powerful tool to help fight climate change.

The South Is Warming Up to Solar

DispatchGeorgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, MississippiRobynne Boyd
In the past five years, solar capacity in the South has increased nearly thirtyfold.

Here Comes the Sun

NRDC in ActionNorth Carolina, CaliforniaSarah Engler
NRDC’s Solar Schools Challenge is the first step toward a brighter future for U.S. students and teachers.