Do you think you should pay for Duke Energy’s coal ash cleanup and for nuclear plants that will never be built?
Do you want to pay 75% more than you do now for basic electric service (up to $19.50/month) no matter how much electricity you use?
If not, come speak out at one of the public hearings listed below.
Duke Energy-Progress has asked the NC Utilities Commission to approve a nearly 17% residential rate hike!
Public hearings are underway around the state, including one next Monday, Sept. 25 in Raleigh (see details below).
NC WARN is pressing the Utilities Commission on several points:
In the last rate case, NC WARN exposed nearly $100 million in annual overcharges that Duke tried to slip past regulators (“accounting errors,” a Duke VP claimed). We’ll be checking Duke’s accounting this time, too.
But here’s the biggest reason to oppose Duke’s rate hike: it’s paying for madness like pipelines to transport fracked natural gas and power plants to burn it! There is a much cheaper path that does not put us on the road to climate chaos. It’s all spelled out in our new report NC CLEAN PATH 2025. If Duke is allowed to continue on its “build plants, raise rates” track, there will be many more rate increases. It’s time for a new way forward.
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Raleigh: Monday, September 25, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. (Details)
Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh
Rally beforehand: 5:30-6:15 p.m., 16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh
Asheville: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. (Details)
Buncombe County Courthouse, Courtroom 1A, 60 Court Plaza, Asheville
Rally beforehand: 5 p.m. at Vance Monument
Snow Hill: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Greene County Courthouse, 301 N. Greene Street, Snow Hill
Wilmington: Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
New Hanover County Courthouse, 316 Princess Street, Wilmington
Duke Energy-Carolinas is also asking for a huge rate increase. We’ll let you know when those hearings are scheduled. Check ncwarn.org/rates for hearing updates and more information on both rate cases.Donate Now