Duke Energy has a hefty surplus of generation capacity; it should promptly retire at least one newer coal-burning plant and stop trying to build nuclear reactors.
NC WARN News Release
Too Much Baseload Legal Brief
Arguments for new nuclear, coal plants ignore years of flat growth, rising rates, and a restructured economic future
The NC Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal by Duke Energy in an important case involving electricity rates and the future of new power plants.
As a state that depends heavily on coal-fired power, North Carolina currently dumps more climate-disrupting carbon dioxide pollution into the environment from burning fossil fuels than 186 nations.
… and hands NC ratepayers the bill for new plants. To avoid runaway electricity bills, the Utilities Commission and its Public Staff must hold the line against construction of power plants this state’s customers simply do not need.
NC Utilities Commission declines to conduct hearing, and signals that Duke Energy can keep building power plants to expand its outside customer base
NC customers would pay higher rates to build Cliffside and nuclear plants so the power company can expand in South Carolina.
For three years, Duke Energy has insisted it must build the $2.4 billion, 800 megawatt…
More evidence proves Cliffside plant isn’t needed
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