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Re: Climate change

Bob Geary asks why there's no urgent movement on climate change in North Carolina ["A movement with little motion," April 24]. You could check Duke Energy's PR and lobbying budgets—or Exxon's. The Dukes are busy trying to force their customers to finance multibillions of dollars of new nuclear plants. Wall Street won't invest in the plants enough. Duke has been investing in legislators since forever.

The ultimate problem may be the frogs/hot water effect. Frogs in a slowly warming pot just sit there until they're cooked. Duke, Exxon and the Koch Brothers may be turning up the heat, but they're also investing in political power and public relations (i.e. lies).

Wells Eddleman, Durham


Re: Clean energy

Clean energy is working in North Carolina, creating jobs and generating revenue ["Clean and green," April 24]. So why would we want to turn back the clock and stop policies that benefit our economy?

A report by the Research Triangle Institute concluded that "North Carolina's clean energy and energy efficiency programs spurred $1.4 billion in project investment statewide between 2007 and 2012." The report found that, by 2026, ratepayers would save $176 million from the switch to clean energy. For a typical homeowner, that reduced monthly bills by around 50 cents per month last year, and this amount is expected to more than double over the next 12 years.

Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are generating good jobs that can't be outsourced, and our state's investment in clean energy standards is protecting our children and grandchildren with energy that doesn't spill, doesn't pollute and doesn't contribute to climate change. Ask anyone who is working in our state's clean energy industry: Clean energy standards are working for North Carolina.

Sean Stucker, Durham


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