State regulators ruled today that Duke Energy can weaken rooftop solar economics indefinitely with a complicated hash of new rules. The NC Utilities Commission order defies state and federal law, defies state climate goals and supports the worst aspects of monopoly control over our energy system and public wellbeing.
All News Categories
Clean energy advocates urge N.C. regulators to reject Duke’s proposed solar policy changes — News Release from EWG & NC WARN
North Carolina regulators must reject a Duke Energy plan to impose new fees and onerous requirements on residential solar customers, says a coalition of advocacy groups. They say the plan ignores a state law that requires an assessment of solar’s benefits and would harm the rooftop solar industry and all state power users.
1,800 Rooftop Solar Owners to Cooper: Save Net Metering! — News Release from Save NC Solar
Today, 1,800 solar panel owners urged Governor Cooper to protect customer-owned energy generation and solar power in North Carolina.
Record-shattering Statewide Response Against Duke Energy’s Attack on Solar Power — News Release from NC WARN
A public backlash to Duke Energy’s proposal to alter rooftop solar rules is more than double the input of any NC Utilities Commission case in recent memory. More than 2,300 North Carolinians have pressed the commission to reject Duke’s climate-wrecking attack on solar.
Duke Energy Solar-attack Case Requires Judicial-type Hearing, Say Multiple Opponents — News Release from NC WARN
Solar power and social justice advocates challenging Duke Energy’s attempt to weaken the economics of rooftop solar power in North Carolina today filed a motion calling for an evidentiary hearing so Duke officials can be cross-examined under oath about the lone reason – now-discredited – they want to change the rules.
In settlement with installers, Duke Energy concedes ground in plot to hobble state’s rooftop solar program — News Release from NC WARN & EWG
Duke Energy and three rooftop solar installers have reached a settlement in a fight over the monopoly utility’s proposal to hobble North Carolina’s net metering program, with opponents of Duke’s plan calling the settlement a partial win even as they vow to keep fighting for rules that reflect the full value of rooftop solar for all North Carolinians.
Proponents of Duke’s Solar Changes Kill Company’s Case — News Release from NC WARN
A consultant for organizations agreeing with Duke Energy’s changes to the state’s net metering rules filed evidence in March that ironically kills Duke’s only argument – that rooftop solar systems unfairly shift power grid costs onto non-solar customers.
Duke Energy reports just over 5 percent electricity from wind and solar in 2021, despite clean energy claims — Environmental Working Group
Duke Energy claims its growth of renewable energy sources “soared” in 2021, but the company generated just 5.4 percent of its electricity from wind and solar last year, according to a report the company released on Tuesday.
Stifling solar: Duke Energy’s long war against North Carolina clean energy — Environmental Working Group
Duke Energy is asking North Carolina utility regulators to approve a plan that could stifle the growth of renewable solar power in the state while hiking ratepayers’ bills – the latest in the monopoly utility’s almost decade-long fight against clean energy in the state.
Environmental groups challenge Duke Energy over proposed solar plan — Daily Tar Heel
On March 29, three climate justice nonprofits filed a joint challenge to Duke Energy’s Solar Choice Net Metering proposal, arguing that changes would disadvantage future solar customers, particularly those who are low-income.