Attorney General Roy Cooper said Wednesday he will appeal the 7 percent N.C. rate hike Duke Energy won in January.
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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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.
Arguments for new nuclear, coal plants ignore years of flat growth, rising rates, and a restructured economic future
NC WARN technical expert, Dr. John Blackburn, has published a study showing that NC can replace coal with energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
Op-Ed by John Blackburn and Jim Warren. Electricity rates for most North Carolina customers will increase dramatically if new coal-fired and
nuclear power plants are successfully completed by Duke Energy and Progress Energy.
Op-Ed by Jim Warren. Climate change is causing extensive damage at an accelerating rate. Oxfam International reports that weather disasters have quadrupled in 20 years with a quarter billion people impacted annually.