Latest NC WARN Stories

2009-03-31 12:30:00

Study by Duke University Economist Highlights Energy Efficiency and Renewables as Path to Avoiding Costly New Plants and Shutting Down Many Existing Coal Plants. DURHAM, N.C., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina homeowners could see their utility bills climb between 50-100 percent if Duke Energy and Progress Energy are allowed to proceed with four nuclear plants and if Duke completes the new Cliffside coal plant. Any need for these plants could be replaced with modest...

2009-03-30 10:00:00

Research to Show That Modest Gains in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Power Would Cover Growth in Demand - and Allow Retirement of Existing Coal-Fired Units WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina consumers will see wallet-busting increases in their electric bills if Duke Energy and Progress Energy move ahead with plans for up to four nuclear reactors and a coal-fired power plant, according to a major new report prepared by the former chair of the Duke University...

2009-02-04 09:10:00

Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Contributions from Duke Energy PAC, Executives Traced to State-Level Candidates, Utility-Friendly State Lawmakers   RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday (February 5, 2009), four North Carolina groups will release a major new report detailing the statewide candidates and elected officials who have benefited from hundreds of thousands of dollars in political contributions in North Carolina by Duke Energy's...

Word of the Day
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.