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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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.