NCUC Carbon Plan Hearing and Public Demonstration
THE ISSUE: Per NC House Bill 951, the NC Utility Commission (NCUC) has to come up with a plan to reduce its carbon emissions by 70% by 2030. Rather than drafting a plan with climate experts, NCUC directed Duke Energy to write a plan - and instead of investing in clean energy, their proposed plans still substantially rely on fossil fuels and biomass, exacerbating the climate crisis and harming frontline communities (especially communities of color). In other words, Duke Energy's proposed carbon plans will make things worse.
THE STRATEGY: The fate of this plan is in the hands of the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC), who can choose to reject Duke Energy's proposal. The NCUC has five scheduled public hearings this summer across the state. The first one is in Durham on Monday, July 11. We need to show up to hold the utility commissioners accountable.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Show up at the hearing with our partners at the NC League of Conservation Voters and NC Interfaith Power & Light! We'll be gathering at 5:30 on Monday, July 11 in front of the Durham County Courthouse for a joyful, family-friendly demonstration of community support - help us show to the media and the NC Utilities commissioners that we think we deserve an energy future that is based on justice for all North Carolinians, present and future!
Let's stand behind communities of color in demanding environmental justice for all North Carolinians! RSVP below!