NC House Bill 951 – 2021 authorizes NCUC (NC Utilities Commission) to take steps to achieve a 70% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. See: H951v5.pdf (ncleg.gov)
Duke Energy has drafted its own plan which has been submitted to NCUC for adoption. This plan will not reduce enough greenhouse gas emissions, i.e. carbon emissions, to reduce the risk of catastrophic climate change.
There are weaknesses in the Duke Energy Carbon Plan and better solutions that need to be implemented for an effective Carbon Plan for North Carolina that promotes climate health, public health, and our most overburdened communities from more pollution and contamination. Only 1 of Duke Energy’s 4 pathways meets H951v5 (see link above).
NC Climate Solutions Coalition asks that you get involved, learn about the issues, and take action.
There are two upcoming virtual hearings-Tuesday, August 23 -4:30 and 6:30 pm – Limited registration
These hearings will be held remotely via Webex, with members of the public participating by phone. People who would like to testify must register in advance by 5:00pm, August 16, 2022, by emailing the Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 919-733-0837. People who want to register must provide their name, the docket number (E-100 Sub 179), the telephone number that they will use to participate in the hearing, and the topic of their testimony. Only the first 20 people registered for each remote hearing session will be allowed to testify. People who simply want to observe a remote hearing may do so via the live stream link on this website. Here is more information on how to participate in a remote hearing.