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Duke Energy & State Regulators

NC WARN regularly challenges Duke Energy to make a rapid transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

We intervene at the NC Utilities Commission in cases involving Duke’s rate increases and 15-year Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs). In addition to the news items below, see our pages on 2017 rate hike hearings and past IRP and rate case hearings.

Also of interest: Duke Energy page on Energy & Policy Institute website.

Read about our actions at Duke Energy shareholder meetings

Direct Appeals for Dialogue with Duke Energy

In addition to public campaigns targeting Duke’s polluting business model, we have repeatedly reached out to the corporation’s executives, seeking to collaborate with them on finding ways to avert climate catastrophe. A few examples are listed here.

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Duke Energy’s Nuclear Boondoggle: Cancellation After Tragic Delay – NC WARN News Release

As the US nuclear “renaissance” collapses, we urge CEOs to turn hard toward climate protection

Duke Energy abandons plans to build the Lee Nuclear Station — Charlotte Business Journal

Duke Energy Carolinas wants to cancel its planned Lee Nuclear Station and will ask regulators to allow it to recover at least $368 million in planning and pre-construction costs from N.C. customers.

Coal ash could raise your power bill: Duke Energy wants double-digit rate hike — Charlotte Observer

Duke Energy is asking to hike electricity rates for Charlotte-area residents by 16.7 percent, part of a move by the utility to pass high costs for cleaning up coal ash sites on to its customers.

Local Solar & Batteries Can Rapidly Replace Fossil Fuel Electricity, Save 10s of Billions, Create 1000s of Jobs across North Carolina, Says Energy Engineer — News Release from NC WARN

Recent leaps in battery technology, combined with falling solar power prices and energy-saving advances, mean North Carolina can replace all fossil fuels used for electricity by 2030, and half by 2025... That’s according to a comprehensive new report called NORTH CAROLINA CLEAN PATH 2025: Achieving an Economical Clean Energy Future. NC WARN commissioned the report by veteran energy engineer Bill Powers of San Diego.

Giant Rate Hike by Duke Energy Must Be Openly Debated, NC WARN tells Regulators and Attorney General — News Release from NC WARN

As Duke Energy Progress seeks 16.7% more from households, NC WARN is urging state regulators to break their pattern of settling rate cases and mergers with Duke Energy behind closed doors.

Duke Energy Progress wants small increase ahead of big rate hike — Charlotte Business Journal

Duke Energy Progress proposes increasing rates 3.8% starting in December for fuel costs and a handful of other charges that are separate from the utility’s proposed 14.9% rate hike.

N.C. regulators call for proceeding on Duke Energy’s proposed 14.9% rate hike — Charlotte Business Journal

The N.C. Utilities Commission issued an order Tuesday clearing the way for it to consider Duke Energy Progress’ proposed 14.9% rate increase. The evidentiary hearing will likely be held by October, and the commission is expected to act so that Duke Progress can implement the new rates at the start of 2018.

Duke Energy Progress proposes 14.9% N.C. rate hike — Charlotte Business Journal

Duke Energy Progress is proposing a 14.9% increase in its overall rates for N.C. customers that it says would raise about $477 million a year in new revenue for the company.

150 NC Faith Leaders Urging Duke Energy to Partner on Solar Program — News Release from Faith in Solar

North Carolina faith leaders are seeking to get their energy straight from the sun. More than 150 of them – along with the North Carolina NAACP and the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity – are calling for Duke Energy to partner with them to help slow climate change by facilitating the installation of solar power systems on houses of worship around the state.

Duke Energy replacing in-person shareholder meetings with online event; critic questions motive — Charlotte Business Journal

Duke Energy will not hold an in-person annual shareholders meeting this year, opting instead to go with a real-time online meeting May 4 with written questions from shareholders for CEO Lynn Good.

Emergency Methane Action

Watch press conference at the Governor's office in Raleigh on June 15, 2017 featuring Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the NC NAACP.
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