Posts Tagged with "duke energy"

Hurricane Sandy Haunts CEOs at Economic Outlook Conference

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy Haunts CEOs at Economic Outlook Conference

As Bank of America Co-Chief Operating Officer, David Darnell, and outgoing Duke Energy CEO, Jim Rogers, met behind closed doors to forecast 2013′s corporate profits—a storm was brewing in Charlotte. Immediately before the heavily guarded economic summit was set to begin, an inconvenient visitor arrived and demanded to be let into the meeting: Hurricane Sandy. Buoyed [...]

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North Carolina Ups the Ante on Climate Protests

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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North Carolina Ups the Ante on Climate Protests

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the North Carolina Legislature has ratified a law that makes trespass on a power generating utility property a felony. My takeaway from this bit of news? This is how effective direct action in the climate movement is becoming: they’re trying to outlaw it. And no wonder. In the [...]

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Santa Delivers Coal to CEO at Bank of America Headquarters

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Santa Delivers Coal to CEO at Bank of America Headquarters

On Monday, Bank of America CEO Bryan Moynihan and Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers were both delivered much-deserved lumps of coal by North Carolina activists with Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace during the 2011 Economic Outlook Conference, presented by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. While one-percenters gathered for their $175-per-plate luncheon, more than 30 festively [...]

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Cliffside Coal Plant: An Example of What NOT to Fund

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Cliffside Coal Plant: An Example of What NOT to Fund

Cliffside is a small town in southern North Carolina with a huge coal plant owned by utility giant Duke Energy at its center. Activists from around the southeast have organized and rallied and protested since a major expansion of the plant began in 2008. Unfortunately, despite the good work of climate activists to stop construction, [...]

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I really don’t like Big Coal

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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I really don’t like Big Coal. I don’t like it when they blow the tops of mountains. I don’t like it when their power plants pollute local air and water. I don’t like when coal ash waste poisons whole communities. I especially don’t like how Big Coal is responsible for 42% of global carbon emissions [...]

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44 Arrested at Duke Energy’s Headquarters

Monday, April 20, 2009

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Community members engage in civil disobedience to prevent the construction of coal fired facility. This morning, the Cliffside Climate Action brought hundreds to Duke Energy’s headquarters in Charlotte North Carolina to protest the construction of the new Cliffside coal facility. The latest news is that 44 community members and supporters have been arrested, sending a [...]

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Good News and Bad News on Coal

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

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First the Good News News just came in yesterday that Duke Energy Corporation’s controversial Cliffside power plant will have to undergo a full environmental assessment of its coal-fired generator that is currently under construction in North Carolina. A federal judge ruled that Duke was in violation of the Clean Air Act for failing to adequately [...]

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