Oppose Duke’s Dirty Gas Plans

Duke’s Dirty Gas Plans Raise Bills and Harm the Environment

Duke Energy wants to replace dirty coal-fired power with dirty, expensive methane gas. Citizens are fighting for clean, affordable, renewable energy instead. Find out how to take part.

We and other clean energy advocates have been fighting against Duke’s plans for months. Most recently, at an April 30 hearing on Duke’s overall “carbon plan”, NCLCV’s director of clean energy campaigns, Michelle “Meech” Carter, pointed out that Duke’s plan “proposes one of the largest fossil buildouts in the United States” as well as “fails to meaningfully include environmental justice communities, limits renewable energy development, and overall is not affordable for families struggling to keep their lights on.” 

Duke’s Dirty Plan in Roxboro

A key public hearing on one part of Duke’s dirty gas plan is coming up on June 12. This hearing will take public comments on Duke’s plan to build two large methane gas turbine units at the site of its existing coal power plant in Roxboro (Person County).

In order to encourage public comments and assist those interested in making the most of their chance to speak out, NCLCV is holding an online workshop on how to comment. The workshop is Tuesday, June 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. To sign up for the virtual public hearing on June 12 at 6:30pm, follow this link and register.

The in-person hearing will be held Thursday, June 13 at 7pm at Person County Courthouse 105 South Main Street, Superior Courtroom in Roxboro, NC.

The workshop description states, “Duke Energy is proposing to build the first of two new methane gas plants near the site of the Roxboro coal plant. In mid-June, the NC Utilities Commission will hold public hearings to get feedback from the public about Duke’s plans. Join us to learn more about Duke’s plans and prepare to speak at a hearing.”

For those who want to help stop Duke’s dirty gas plan, but can’t participate in the hearings in person, you can sign NCLCV’s online petition against the Roxboro gas plant here.

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