On January 4, 2016 at 5:30 PM Henderson County will vote on a resolution that wholeheartedly endorses Duke Energy’s Western Carolinas Modernization project despite its inclusion of an unnecessary, additional 192-MW “peaking unit.”
Duke Energy is on the record saying that they want to partner with our local communities to meet future energy demand through expanded efficiency programs and by building more renewable energy infrastructure. However, MountainTrue questions their intent considering their failure to prioritize fossil free solutions in their filings to the utilities commission.
The resolution is on the Henderson County Commission’s consent agenda, so please speak at tonight’s INFORMAL COMMENTS at the commissioner’s meeting.
We need you to urge Henderson County to fully embrace a cleaner, safer, more affordable energy future by issuing a resolution that withholds their support for the “peaking unit”, and endorses a plan that:
Spends ratepayer’s money more wisely on energy efficiency and alternative sources that reduce utility bills in the future, rather than leaves us vulnerable to fluctuating gas prices.
Creates local jobs and keeps money in our local economy.
Gives us more independence from fossil fuel infrastructure and avoids the need for more invasive transmission lines and gas plants in the future.
Henderson County has a great opportunity to shape a better future. We need your help in making sure that we continue to stand united toward a better, cleaner future for Henderson County and all of Western North Carolina.
Tonight, January 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm
1 Historic Courthouse Square, Hendersonville NC