Rhiannon Fionn 
Member since Aug 1, 2011

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Indie journalist, filmmaker and frequent Creative Loafing contributor. Learn more at http://thewordtrade.com

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Re: “A coal ash history lesson from the Queen of Coal Ash

Whoopsi. My bad. All fixed now. (See editor's note.)

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Posted by Rhiannon Fionn on 07/25/2013 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Why I chose to cover Occupy Charlotte from the inside out

Thank you. Wish you would have signed your real name, though. #justsayin'

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Posted by Rhiannon Fionn on 01/24/2012 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Duke rate hike hearing tonight: Eight-year-old speaks out

Thanks, John.

Posted by Rhiannon Fionn on 10/28/2011 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Duke rate hike hearing tonight: Eight-year-old speaks out

Dear Pokeinthenose,

I write about energy issues, and aggregate energy news, quite frequently on the CLog and elsewhere, but assuming you're new here I'll share one post from Sept. 27, 2011, about how energy consumption is down: http://clclt.com/theclog/archives/2011/09/…

In my opinion, not every blog post has to be a dissertation. But, you're right, I could have linked to other stories. I'll keep that in mind for future posts.

And, you're correct: Several of Duke Energy's oldest coal plants are in North Carolina. The closest coal plant to Charlotte will be 82 years old on the 29th of this month. It was opened on Black Friday in 1929. It is quite possibly the oldest coal plant in the United States -- I'm working with a couple researchers to find out for sure.

All the same, the rate hike Duke Energy is proposing won't go toward upgrading that plant, which lacks modern air quality controls. It will go toward boosting shareholder takes and toward building a new coal plant, though ... which is why I'm hearing that people are concerned, or part of why.

If you're interested in reading some of the other stories I've written about that plant, here's a link to some of my clips: http://thewordtrade.com/?page_id=1212

Thank you -- and everyone else -- for reading and for your comments.

Best regards,
Rhiannon Fionn
Independent Journalist and frequent contributor to Creative Loafing

Posted by Rhiannon Fionn on 10/13/2011 at 12:05 AM

Re: “Creative Loafing has been sold, but not down the river

The words "investigative journalism" made me very happy. And, if John Grooms is excited, well ... that says a lot to me.

Posted by Rhiannon Fionn on 10/11/2011 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Charlotte's air quality sucks

No thank you.

I reject the idea that the media is unbiased, even and fair, and I openly flaunt my own biases and faults whenever possible. (See Twitter @RhiFionn) Humans aren't unbiased, and the corporate media's asinine attempts to portray even handedness only make things more uneven.

Thanks for your comment, BrickellPrincess. Next time I'll say it's fucking nasty. ;)


Posted by Rhiannon Fionn on 09/22/2011 at 5:10 PM

Re: “"Where's the renewable energy?" — a key question for Duke Energy at North Carolina Utilities hearing

John, at the hearing on Tuesday, Rogers said he's building a house in the NC mountains and that he wasn't interested in wind energy up there. Here's the Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/cl_charlotte/status/…

Posted by Rhiannon Fionn on 09/22/2011 at 1:14 PM

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