The North Carolina Utilities Commission blatantly ignored state law in March by approving Duke Energy’s plan to lower financial benefits for residential solar customers, which would also harm the rooftop solar industry and all state power users, according to a legal filing today by a coalition of clean energy advocates.
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Duke Energy’s Solar Sneak Attack is Scandalous — NC WARN News Release
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 are calling for Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein to insist on full and open proceedings.
NC Regulators Side with Duke Energy’s Climate-wrecking Attack on Rooftop Solar — News Release from NC WARN
State regulators ruled today that Duke Energy can weaken rooftop solar economics indefinitely with a complicated hash of new rules. The NC Utilities Commission order defies state and federal law, defies state climate goals and supports the worst aspects of monopoly control over our energy system and public wellbeing.
NC Gov. Cooper Hints Duke Energy Should Stop Massive Expansion of Fracked Gas for Electricity — NC WARN News Release
We commend Raleigh’s News & Observer for putting Gov. Roy Cooper on record about Duke Energy’s huge and continuing expansion of fracked gas-fired power generation, apparently in response to an interview question about dozens of scientists calling for Cooper to halt that expansion.
North Carolina Clean Energy Advocates Give State Carbon Plan a Failing Grade — News Release from People Power NC
Today, People Power NC, a coalition of clean energy and social justice organizations, released a report card< assessing the state’s new carbon plan.
Regulators’ NC Carbon Plan Gifted Duke Energy by Slashing New Solar Additions After Year-long Greenwash by Duke Energy — News Release from NC WARN
The state carbon plan published very late on December 30 is being widely criticized for many reasons. Now, it has become clear that instead of adding large amounts of solar power – as Duke Energy greenwashers have claimed for the past year – the plan would greatly reduce the pace at which the state is adding new solar.
Clean energy advocates urge N.C. regulators to reject Duke’s proposed solar policy changes — News Release from EWG & NC WARN
North Carolina regulators must reject a Duke Energy plan to impose new fees and onerous requirements on residential solar customers, says a coalition of advocacy groups. They say the plan ignores a state law that requires an assessment of solar’s benefits and would harm the rooftop solar industry and all state power users.
Federal climate law should prompt N.C. regulators to reconsider Duke carbon plan — Energy News Network
This summer, as the North Carolina Utilities Commission prepared to hear testimony from Duke Energy and other parties on the state carbon plan that the Commission must issue by the end of this year, something unexpected happened: After months of stonewalling, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) agreed to a compromise on federal climate funding.
Duke Energy Buried Damaging Evidence in Carbon Plan Case — News Release from NC WARN
Duke commissioned federal study that called for far more renewables; utilities commission now say it’s too late to consider, but they should seek more time from legislature.
Distributed Solar Plus Storage Ignored in Carbon Plan Process — News Release from NC WARN
San Diego engineer offers proven plan that would avoid billions in transmission costs and disruption of communities, boost resilience and avoid Duke Energy’s huge gas expansion.