SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Duke Energy called out for targeting black community with ‘cynical’ anti-solar campaign


“Rev. Nelson Johnson, pastor of the predominantly African-American Faith Community Church and executive director of the Beloved Community Center, both in Greensboro, co-wrote the letter with Jim Warren, executive director of the Durham-based NC WARN environmental nonprofit … criticiz[ing] Duke Energy’s opposition to the Energy Freedom Act (H.B. 245), a measure introduced last month in the N.C. General Assembly that would open up the state’s monopoly electricity market to third-party sales … [and citing concerns that Duke is] engaged in a “cynical corporate effort” to divide the people of North Carolina in order to protect its profits.”


Originally Published on April 7, 2015