by Daniel Parkhurst As you may have seen from our recent posts about the wood pellet industry in North Carolina, Clean Air Carolina is working hard to reduce dangerous emissions from Enviva and other biomass producers. Manufacturing wood pellets releases air...read more
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STOP Multi-Year Ratemaking Today!
House Bill 624 would serve as a blank check for Duke Energy and would reduce accountability and transparency. The proposal lacks protections for consumers, allowing utilities like Duke Energy to put forward plans that primarily protect their revenue and could lead to potential rate hikes.
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Thank You City Durham City Council!
The City Council of Durham made the historic and important decision to pass a resolution that will move the City to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Our supporters sent notes of thanks for their proactive efforts to move away from our reliance on dirty fuels!
Challenge from Clean Air Groups Forces NC Wood Pellet Factory to Install Pollution Controls
Charlotte, June 3, 2019 – The world’s largest manufacturer of wood pellet fuel for power plants, Enviva, agreed to install air pollution-reducing equipment at a biomass plant under construction in Richmond County, North Carolina, in a settlement finalized today after three conservation groups challenged its state permit. Read more >>
by Daniel Parkhurst This month Clean Air Carolina, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), won a settlement with Enviva Hamlet and the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that will result in a...read more
Guest blog by Bill Schlesinger, one of the nation’s leading ecologists and earth scientists and a passionate advocate for translating science for lay audiences. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Bill has served as dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke and president of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.read more
A recent number of important city and state government actions will greatly help North Carolina reduce its carbon emissions in the coming years, starting with Governor Roy Cooper’s executive order to cut the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2025....read more
With the Nov. 6 election right around the corner, do you want to know what federal, state, and local policies we should be asking our candidates and elected officials about? Here’s a list of key questions to ask.read more
Confused about the 2018 NC constitutional amendments? See our Explainer.read more