Duke Energy plans to continue their dirty and risky business plan at the expense of our pocketbooks, our health, our air, water, and land, and our future. We need to send a strong message to Jim Rogers, the Duke Board of Directors, major shareholders, financial analysts, the North Carolina Utility Commission, and our local and state elected officials, and Duke ratepayers across the state that “Cleaner is Cheaper” and “Don’t raise our rates for Dirty Energy“.
Join us for a peaceful rally, press conference and teach-in this Thursday, May 2, from 8:30 until 1:30 at 526 S. Church Street Charlotte, NC 28202, the old Duke Energy headquarters. Wear your Sierra Club hat, t-shirt or wear your Sierra Club button. Bring your signs, posters, banners. Bring a carpool of friends and be a part of this movement for a cleaner energy future for North Carolina.
The Climate Clock is Ticking and Our Planet Needs Your Voice!
Duke: Hear Ratepayers’ Voices & Don’t Raise Rates for Dirty Energy
Ratepayers from across Duke Energy’s six state service area will convene at the company’s Annual Shareholder Meeting on Thursday, May 2nd to call for Duke to change their business model and protect our planet.
Activists will present a 9’ x 16’ wall displaying hundreds of photos, each one of a ratepayer communicating their disagreement with Duke Energy’s decisions to raise rates for the third time since 2009 and their continued investments in dirty, dangerous, and climate-wrecking energy sources and power plants that we don’t need.
As Duke holds its private meeting behind closed doors, we will host our own teach-ins outside to share our concerns about Duke Energy’s business model. We’ll send Duke Energy a strong message that the time for serial rate hikes that are rigged against residential and small business customers is over! Pollution of our health, air, water, and lands must end with a new focus on clean renewable energy and energy efficiency. Join a broad coalition of rate payers calling for change!
WHAT: Rally, Press Conference, and Ratepayers’ Stakeholder Meeting (community teach-in)
Where: 526 S. Church Street Charlotte, NC 28202 (old Duke Energy headquarters)
8:30 Arrival for Rally
9:00 – 9:30 Rally outside Duke Shareholder Meeting (526 S Church St, Charlotte)
9:30 – 9:45 Press conference
10:00 – 10:30 State of the States (5 minute reports from representatives from NC, SC, OH, IN, FL, KY)
10:30 – 11:00 Break Out 1: Dirty Energy (Coal, Nuclear, Natural Gas)
11:00 – 11:30 Break Out 2: Clean Energy (Wind, Solar and Energy Efficiency)
11:30 – 12:00 Break Out 3: Organizing Opportunities (Rate Hikes, Legislative battles/ALEC, Expanding competition for energy efficiency and renewables)
12:00 – 12:30 Reportbacks from group break outs
12:30 – 1:00 Reportbacks from folks that spoke inside the Duke Shareholder Meeting
1:30 Lunch on your own
Make plans to be here!
Bring your signs, posters, banners, and a friend!
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