September 26, 2017
Episode 5 of "The Dirt," a monthly radio show on the environment and environmental justice hosted by NC Conservation Network, features a special report highlighting the groups resisting Duke Energy’s attempts to raise consumer energy bills.
September 25, 2017
Dozens of Duke Energy customers told the North Carolina Utilities Commission Monday to reject a proposed rate increase, citing the impact on low-income families and the proposed use of funds to manage coal ash sites.
September 22, 2017
Do you think you should pay for Duke Energy's coal ash cleanup and for nuclear plants that will never be built? 150 turned out to say no at a public hearing in Raleigh on Duke Energy-Progress's nearly 17% residential rate hike request (see news reports here
). If you agree with them, come speak out at the Asheville, Snow Hill or Wilmington hearing (details here
August 28, 2017
As the US nuclear “renaissance” collapses, we urge CEOs to turn hard toward climate protection
August 25, 2017
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.
August 25, 2017
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.
August 9, 2017
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.
July 11, 2017
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.
June 22, 2017
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.
June 21, 2017
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.