68 solar companies, faith and social justice groups press Governor Cooper, Attorney General Stein to require transparency in second wave of proposed rooftop solar changes
As a fiercely contested, two-year challenge over rules for residential solar power heads into the courts, Duke Energy is quietly seeking changes that would similarly damage the state’s solar power companies and their business and nonprofit customers.
Today some 68 pro-solar nonprofits and businesses (about half are solar companies) are calling for Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein to insist on full and open proceedings – thus to reject attempts by Duke Energy leaders to hide their proposed changes under thousands of pages in two cases involving rate increases.
Major changes in energy and climate rules should be debated in the light of day, not shrouded in secrecy. Solar power generated and stored on-site is the quickest and cheapest – and should be the most equitable – way to decarbonize this state.
As with its ongoing, massive expansion of fossil fuels, Duke Energy’s suppression of renewable energy clashes wildly with Gov. Cooper’s stated climate efforts at this time of great urgency.
See the letter and list of signers here.