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.
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Duke Energy Rigs Rates against Small Businesses and Families
Legal challenge filed against expansionist business model that gives huge breaks to “No jobs” Apple and Facebook by driving up rates on small customers for years to come.
NC attorney general challenges Duke Energy rate increase – The Charlotte Observer
Attorney General Roy Cooper said Wednesday he will appeal the 7 percent N.C. rate hike Duke Energy won in January.
Duke’s Massive Rate Hikes Would Reward Rich Data Corporations on the Backs of Families and Businesses – News Release by NC WARN
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.
Speak out against Duke Energy’s 18.6% rate hike
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
Rate hike opponents sing out against Duke Energy – The News and Observer
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.
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.
NC WARN News Release
Too Much Baseload Legal Brief