Yesterday morning, Greenpeace activists Madhura Deshpande, Mike Karnosky, Holly Hanks and I attended the Triangle Business Journal’s Power Breakfast with Jim Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy, the largest electric utility in the country.
This was Mr. Rogers’ first public appearance in the Triangle since the completion of the massive merger with Progress Energy. We asked Mr. Rogers directly about how he could justify asking North Carolina families to pay much more than they do to fund Duke Energy building new dirty coal and nuclear plants. He avoided the question and tried to make it sound like they were doing more than they are with renewable energy. Continue reading