Duke Energy and its CEO Jim Rogers spend a lot of time talking about clean energy and the need to take action on climate change. In fact, in 2010, Rogers said “we’re in a unique position in the power industry to deploy the solutions, to raise the capital and not raise the national debt, to do it at scale, and to do it in China time."
Unfortunately, the reality doesn’t match that rhetoric. Every year, Duke burns millions of tons of coal from mountaintop removal mines in dozens of old coal-fired power plants. And instead of investing big in renewable energy like wind and solar, they’re running up regular peoples’ electricity rates to build more coal and nuclear power plants.
Green-sounding talking points aren’t enough to save the climate or the hundreds of people who lose their lives and livelihoods to Duke’s coal addiction every year. Help us send 50,000 letters to Duke CEO Jim Rogers and let him know we can’t wait another day for companies like Duke to put their money where their mouth is and kickstart a renewable energy revolution.
- Duke Energy CEO
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers.
As Duke Energy's CEO, you've talked a lot about the need to take action on climate change. Unfortunately, your actions don't match your rhetoric.
Green-sounding talking points aren't enough to save the climate or the hundreds of people who lose their lives and livelihoods to Duke's coal addiction every year. We can't wait another day for Duke to put their money where their mouth is and kickstart a renewable energy revolution.
Use your power to do what's necessary to save our communities and our planet:
1) Don't 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.
Thank you for considering my views.
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