Dan Charles over at NPR Saturday Weekend Edition took a look at the various efforts in north Carolina to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector. It’s worth your time. We happen to agree with those who believe that empowering consumers to choose the energy resources and service providers they want is a better way to affect change.
“In North Carolina, some are calling for more competition in the energy business. They include Jim Warren, executive director of an environmental justice organization called NC WARN. Warren thinks that if other companies had a chance to offer Duke Energy's customers a better deal, they'd prove that clean energy is cheaper. "What we would really like to see is the monopoly be restructured where we have competition, and then let the marketplace figure it out," he says.” Read more at NPR.org.