The unfolding nuclear plant crisis in Japan could pose significant problems for Duke Energy’s effort to build a new reactor near Gaffney, SC.
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Duke Seeks $459 Million for Possible Nuclear Plant – Statement from NC WARN
Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers is now under an FBI investigation for allegedly seeking to ensure his customers absorb massive cost overruns at a power plant construction project.
NC voters reject rate hike bill, poll says – News Release by Consumers Against Rate Hikes
A new poll shows that 70% of voters across North Carolina firmly reject a proposal to make it easier for Duke Energy and Progress Energy to build new nuclear power plants.
Large Power Plants Sit Idle in North Carolina while Duke Wants to Raise Rates to Build New Ones – News Release by NC WARN
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.
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Consumers Against Rate Hikes – News Release by NC WARN
A loose-knit group of organizations representing diverse interests is taking pre-emptive action against proposed annual rate hikes by Duke Energy and Progress Energy.
Groups don’t want utilities to raise rates to build nuclear plants – WRAL
Several organizations fired a pre-emptive strike Tuesday against plans by two North Carolina utilities.
Beware the bill for nuclear plants – The News & Observer
What appears to be a key driver behind the merger between Duke and Progress – building two nuclear reactors in South Carolina – would cost customers much more.
Target: North Carolina Electricity Customers – Issue Brief by NC WARN
NC utilities seek a blank check and annual rate hikes – as the US nuclear revival fails.
Nuclear Prices Soar 37% as Solar Prices Keep Falling – News Release by NC WARN
John Locke Foundation attacks continue despite federal data fortifying NC WARN’s July finding that solar power is now cheaper than juice from new nukes.
NC WARN challenges Duke, Progress PR, growth claims – News Release by NC WARN
Arguments for new nuclear, coal plants ignore years of flat growth, rising rates, and a restructured economic future