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Replacing fossil fuels with community-led clean energy

Replacing fossil fuels with community-led clean energy

Replacing Fossil Fuels With Community-Led Clean Energy One thousand power plants known as “peaker plants” are still operational across the US.  Peaker plants tend to be older and inefficient, says Carlos Garcia, energy planner with the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA). Their name derives from the function they serve, shifting from idle to burning gas…

Are you using heat pumps the right way?

Are you using heat pumps the right way?

Are you using heat pumps the right way?  Making relatively smaller, cheaper, and easy changes to home heating in America could reduce fossil-fuel use nearly as much as taking half of all private vehicles off the roads. When your heating system needs replacement, buying a heat pump is the best of investments for your home….

Duke Energy’s Chairman and CEO, Lynn Good

Duke Energy’s Chairman and CEO, Lynn Good

Duke Energy’s Chairman and CEO, Lynn GoodUnder Good’s leadership, Duke Energy has made substantial investments in solar energy, modernizing the power grid and natural gas infrastructure. Since 2005, the company has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 31% and hopes to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Good was previously CFO and earlier led the company’s commercial…

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