Duke Energy – Koch Cabal Beats Down Solar in NC General Assembly
Statement by NC WARN Director Jim Warren:
It’s tragic that Duke Energy, the Koch Brothers and their pro-fossil fuel front groups such as the John Locke Foundation, Civitas and Americans for Prosperity were able to recklessly disrupt North Carolina’s once-growing renewable energy industry.
Despite overwhelming public and business support for pro-solar policies – such as third party financing and the state tax credit – the Duke-Koch cabal used blatant deception, along with odious corporate influence, to protect Duke Energy’s monopoly control and its “build dirty plants, raise rates” business model.
Monopoly utilities, the Kochs and their hired-gun front groups are killing jobs and slowing the urgently needed national shift to clean, affordable energy.
The People of North Carolina deserve far better.