It’s Time for Energy Justice. It’s Time to End the Duke Energy monopoly!
Energy Justice North Carolina (EJNC), a coalition of over a dozen organizations, is hosting events across the state to uplift the work of local groups working to bring localized energy solutions to their area as well as connecting local climate and justice advocates to a statewide campaign to create a more equitable playing field for clean, renewable, affordable energy and environmental justice.
Learn about local efforts like the recent victory when the Orange County Board of Commissioners passed a budget that includes nearly a half-million dollars over the next year dedicated to climate action through clean energy projects, that was supported by NC WARN’s Orange County Clean PathAction Team.
Local pressure needs to continue, and at the same time, we need state-wide action to loosening Duke Energy’s grip on our electricity system and our political system.
EJNC advocates for energy systems that are more democratic, where local communities have a say in how and where their electricity is produced. Monopoly control of the state’s energy system has detrimental impacts such as rising electric rates, the use and expansion of polluting energy sources, restrictions on renewable energy and lack of action on climate change. These impacts improportionately impact people of color and Native American communities.
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