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Lisa Finaldi is the former National Campaigns Director for Greenpeace US.

Here’s a recent opinion piece in the Washington Post from Nancy Welsh, founder of Builders of Hope, about addressing the affordable housing crisis in the country. Builders of Hope is based in Raleigh and works in Charlotte, New Orleans and Dallas.  Tearing down foreclosed homes has begun in several parts of the country.  Builders of Hope makes a solid case for why this is a ridiculous and unnecessary strategy to rebuild the economy.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-innovations/recycle-homes-to-fix-americas-housing-crisis/2011/12/05/gIQA3wiSZO_story.html

 

Charlotte welcomed another Fortune 500 company recently as Governor Perdue and Chiquita CEO Fernando Aguirre announced the HQ is leaving Cincinnati for the sunny south. Chiquita is now the eighth Fortune 500 HQ located in Charlotte– such as Bank of America and Duke Energy. Charlotte is becoming home to some of the worst corporate actors in America. Read More

Monday November 28th is the final of five hearings of the NC Utilities Commission (NCUC) on the request by Duke Power to raise its electricity rates. Between this request, the proposed merger of Progress and Duke and the companies’ dirty energy portfolios, electricity rates for North Carolinians may soon soar. Your voice is needed to stop the rate hikes which in turn can cause Duke to increase efficiency and renewables in its energy mix. Read More