All 4 of Duke Energy’s proposed Carbon Plans are Bogus!
Join fellow climate activists for a rally 8-9am Tuesday at NC Utilities Commission as carbon plan hearings begin
Tune into live-stream of the hearing, which begins 9am Tuesday and continues for a week or more
Dr. Drew Shindell, a leading global scientist based at Duke University. shares that stopping emissions of natural gas (methane) – a super-potent heat trapper – could “give the world a fighting chance” to prevent “catastrophic global warming” from becoming irreversible.
However, in each of the 4 “carbon plan” proposals, Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good and company include at least 8,800 MW of new natural gas-fired power – dozens of units – by 2050. (See Table E-71, p. 77, sum of combustion turbine (CT) and combined cycle (CC) columns.) dismissing Dr. Shindell’s findings as reported in his UN-backed study of May 2021 and his May 2022 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
As Dr. Shindell and 40 EPA retirees have told Gov. Roy Cooper, all his climate efforts will be outmatched if Duke Energy keeps expanding the use of natural gas.
Thank you to our friends at NC Warn for providing this very valuable update!