Fossil fuels


Why does Duke Energy’s carbon plan shortchange solar?

The utility wants to build new gas plants. Its critics want it to build far more solar and batteries. North Carolina regulators have until year’s end to decide.

Jeff St. John  . 

Cypress Creek Renewables Henderson County solar farm
Duke Energy’s carbon plan is being challenged over the utility’s proposed limits on building new solar farms like this one owned and operated by Cypress Creek Renewables in Henderson County, North Carolina. (Cypress Creek Renewables)