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An Editorial By the Executive Director, Avram Friedman, November 4, 2015

New Power Plant Proposal: Duke Energy Profits vs. the Public Interest

By proposing to replace its Lake Julian coal plant with a new natural gas/fracking-fired mega power plant in western North Carolina, Duke Energy is moving in an anachronistic direction that inhibits the transformation to energy efficiency and renewable energy needed to address rising energy costs and climate change. MORE…


Solarize WNC!

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The Canary Coalition is taking the lead west of Asheville in the Solarize, NC movement!

We’re working with the folks at “Clean Energy for US” who have been organizing the “solarize” movement in other parts of the state.This program offers discounted prices and matches home and business owners who want to solarize and invest in energy efficiency with contractors in our area who do this work. We’ll be working to recruit homeowners and businesses in an area that includes Jackson, Haywood, Swain and Macon Counties.Please email or call 828-631-3447 if you want to work together on this great project.

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When you enroll you are entitled to a free solar assessment of your home or business!

  • Our Focus

    The Canary Coalition began in 2000 as a grassroots clean air movement. To work for clean air is to work on issues involving energy, transportation and government policy; it is to expose how fossil fuel energy sources affect air quality, how fossil fuel money affects government policy, and to promote positive alternative solutions.

  • Our Strengths

    - We refuse to accept donations that may create a conflict of interest.
    - We are uncompromising and dedicated to real solutions that match the urgency of our environmental crisis.
    - We educate the public about how government and governmental agencies function and we empower citizens to affect change.
    - We collaborate with other groups and organizations on shared goals.

  • Our Goals

    - To create public policy that is conducive to cleaner energy and transportation technologies.
    - To educate the public in effective advocacy.
    - To work together with others to sustain place and planet.