The Energy Justice NC coalition is a collaboration of 14 local, state and national nonprofit organizations working to bring the people of North Carolina a choice of energy providers. We seek to change how the system of electricity generation and sales in our state is structured by ending the monopoly control of electric utilities and bringing a competitive market to drive innovation and lower costs to consumers.
This coalition represents a diverse range of organizations representing social justice, youth, the environment and faith, as well as local community groups and businesses, who recognize the problems of monopoly control, serial rate hikes, and the threat of worsening storms and flooding which will threaten the current grid system.
We have been actively working to collect signatures for our petition, which calls for leaders across North Carolina to:
End Duke Energy’s Monopoly: Oppose monopoly control of our power grid and support a just and equitable transition to a competitive energy market that creates thousands of jobs
Transition to 100% Renewables: Support policies to rapidly transition our state to 100% renewable energy in a manner that prioritizes communities most harmed by the fossil fuel economy, and protects the beauty, integrity and productivity of our land, forests, and waters
Pledge to Refuse Toxic Money: Stop taking Duke Energy’s influence money that is increasingly polluting our democratic process
Appoint Utilities Commissioners Who Will Protect the People: Make appointments to the N.C. Utilities Commission who will prioritize the interests of North Carolinians over corporate monopolies.
The coalition has been working its way across the state, conducting and Energy Democracy Tour with stops in Asheville, Raleigh,Winston-Salem and Wilmington thus far. Contact us if you’re interested in hosting an Energy Democracy Tour stop in your community!
Energy Justice NC groups include:
350 Triangle, Alliance for Climate Education, Alliance for Energy Democracy, Appalachian Voices, Concerned Citizens of Maxton, Center for Biological Diversity, Down East Coal Ash Coalition, Friends of the Earth, NC Climate Justice Collective, NC Environmental Justice Network, NC WARN, Protecting Progress in Durham, Rachel Carson council, RedTailed Hawk Collective