Law professor Gene Nichol supports NC WARN’s call for a stand-alone examination of Duke’s rate scheme that favors the world’s richest corporations.
Duke Energy & State Regulators
NC WARN regularly challenges Duke Energy to make a rapid transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and energy efficiency. We intervene at the NC Utilities Commission in cases involving Duke’s rate increases and 15-year Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs). And we have repeatedly reached out directly to the corporation’s executives, seeking to collaborate with them on finding ways to avert climate catastrophe. A few examples are listed here.
- Check out the new coalition: Energy Justice NC: End the Duke Monopoly
- Duke Energy page on Energy & Policy Institute website
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Duke claims it doesn’t have to reveal merger costs to the public; NC WARN argues nuclear fleet corrections dwarf public benefits and were key reasons in CEO firing
As the N.C. Utilities Commission’s investigation of Duke Energy enters its second week, the six political appointees who regulate the state’s electric utilities are expected to bring in outside investigators.
Consumers Against Rate Hikes claims victory and thanks legislators as the 2012 legislative session closes without an Annual Rate Hikes Bill that would raise rates for electricity customers every year to build expensive, unnecessary nuclear plants.
Attorney General Roy Cooper said Wednesday he will appeal the 7 percent N.C. rate hike Duke Energy won in January.
NC WARN calls for denial of annual rate hikes and current 18.6% request that would leave small customers paying twice the rate of energy-hogging data centers.
Not only did Duke Energy get a 7.2% rate hike last month, this is Duke’s fourth rate hike since 2009, and they’re filing for another general rate hike later this year. Unless Duke’s ambitious construction plans are stopped, we expect rate hikes to continue for the next decade.
Raleigh Rate Hearing Flyer
Duke rate hike still has critics – The Charlotte Observer
Duke Energy gets 7.2% rate increase in North Carolina – The Charlotte Business Journal
Hours before the 7 p.m. hearing, a crowd gathered more than a block away to protest Duke Energy’s proposed rate hike for customers before the N.C. Utilities Commission.