Duke Energy’s Massive Investment in Polluting Power Plants Saddles Customers with Higher Costs

EDF Statement from Will Scott, Southeast Climate & Clean Energy Director at EDF

February 1, 2024
Chandler Green, (803) 981-2211, chgreen@edf.org

(Raleigh, NC – Feb 1, 2024) In an update to its Carolina Resource Plan, Duke Energy proposed one of the largest gas plant build-outs of any electric utility in the country, despite a North Carolina state law requiring a 70% reduction in carbon pollution in the electric power sector by 2030.

“This plan is tripling down on the coal-to-gas transition, saddling customers with risky investments in new polluting power plants and failing to deliver the clean energy future called for in state law,” said Will Scott, Southeast Climate & Clean Energy Director at EDF.

“We’re hopeful the NC Utilities Commission will require Duke to pursue a path that controls costs for customers while meeting North Carolina’s 2030 carbon emission reduction goal on time.”

To learn more about the health, climate and cost impacts of Duke Energy’s investments in natural gas, read this EDF blog.

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