How the utility greenwashes and delays efforts
Duke Energy’s Climate Change Denialism
to address the climate emergency
9:30 - 11 a.m.
About the Event
The Duke Energy Accountability Coalition made up of public interest, environmental and economic justice organizations, will convene its second hearing to further examine Duke Energy’s policies and practices, which continue to stand in the way of addressing the climate emergency.
The Coalition includes the People’s Commission – an independent watchdog acting solely in the public interest, free from the political and economic influence Duke wields with regulators, lawmakers, and other elected officials throughout its six-state territory.
On May 4th, the People’s Commission will hear testimony from an array of expert panelists about Duke’s well-established practice of greenwashing and foot-dragging to slow any meaningful investment in clean energy for its ratepayers in order to meet the necessary C02 emissions required to stave off the worse impacts of the climate crisis.
The Duke Energy Accountability Coalition is made up of public interest, social justice, watchdog, and environmental groups that have joined forces to hold the nation’s largest investor-owned U.S. electric utility accountable for its policies, which affect almost 8 million Americans in six states and impede the nation’s progress toward a clean energy future.
The coalition works to press Duke Energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, increase customer affordability and equity, clean up coal ash and track its health impacts, cease its influence spending and greenwashing, and more.
The Duke Energy Accountability Coalition is a project of 350 Charlotte, 350 Triangle, Appalachian Voices, Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana, the Energy and Policy Institute, Environmental Working Group, Friends of the Earth, Kentucky Conservation Committee, NC WARN, the League of Women Voters of South Carolina, and Ohio Citizen Action.