Duke Energy: no dirty rate hikes. Be a good neighbor.
Duke Energy owns and operates coal plants throughout North Carolina, including several near Charlotte. At the nearby Riverbend coal plant, two of the plant’s coal ash impoundments have been rated as high hazards by the EPA, meaning that a dam failure would most likely cause loss of human life. The plant is located on Mountain Island Lake, the source of Charlotte’s drinking water.
Charlotte residents are going to continue to send this message to Duke Energy this coming Saturday, February 18th as part of a day of action against dirty rate hikes. They are gathering at 1pm at Duke Energy’s headquarters.
Greenpeace is asking Duke to meet the following demands:
1) Not renew a single new contract for mountaintop removal coal.
2) Deliver at least a third of Duke’s energy from renewable sources by 2020.
3) Quit coal altogether by 2030.