In response to the announcement, David Rogers, Sierra Club’s North Carolina Beyond Coal representative, issued the following statement:
“The last thing Duke should be doing is forcing North Carolina electricity customers to pay for energy we don’t need, especially when the company’s own analysis shows no need to add this extra capacity now.
“Meanwhile, the cost of clean, renewable energy gets cheaper every year: North Carolina ranks second in the nation for solar energy capacity, surpassing even sun-drenched states like Arizona and Nevada. Duke can’t justify throwing customers’ hard-earned money at building dirty, expensive, unnecessary fracked-gas plants.”
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