The North Carolina Utilities Commission blatantly ignored state law in March by approving Duke Energy’s plan to lower financial benefits for residential solar customers, which would also harm the rooftop solar industry and all state power users, according to a legal filing today by a coalition of clean energy advocates.
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Duke Energy’s Solar Sneak Attack is Scandalous — NC WARN News Release
As a fiercely contested, two-year challenge over rules for residential solar power heads into the courts, Duke Energy is quietly seeking changes that would similarly damage the state’s solar power companies and their business and nonprofit customers. Today some 68 pro-solar nonprofits and businesses are calling for Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein to insist on full and open proceedings.
NC Gov. Cooper Hints Duke Energy Should Stop Massive Expansion of Fracked Gas for Electricity — NC WARN News Release
We commend Raleigh’s News & Observer for putting Gov. Roy Cooper on record about Duke Energy’s huge and continuing expansion of fracked gas-fired power generation, apparently in response to an interview question about dozens of scientists calling for Cooper to halt that expansion.
Regulators’ NC Carbon Plan Gifted Duke Energy by Slashing New Solar Additions After Year-long Greenwash by Duke Energy — News Release from NC WARN
The state carbon plan published very late on December 30 is being widely criticized for many reasons. Now, it has become clear that instead of adding large amounts of solar power – as Duke Energy greenwashers have claimed for the past year – the plan would greatly reduce the pace at which the state is adding new solar.
NC Utilities Commission Buys Duke Energy Fiction that New Fossil Fuels Can Decarbonize State’s Electricity — NC WARN News Release
Tragically, the NC Utilities Commission went along with Duke Energy’s massive, climate-wrecking fracked gas expansion. The commission also seemed to go along with Duke’s request to greatly limit new solar projects indefinitely pending billions in new – and likely controversial – transmission projects.
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.
Top Climate Expert Leads 45 Scientists Calling for Gov. Roy Cooper, CEO Lynn Good to Stop Duke Energy’s Huge Fossil Fuel Expansion
A top climate expert leads 45 scientists in writing a letter calling for Gov. Roy Cooper and Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good to stop Duke’s gas expansion.
Duke Energy Buried Damaging Evidence in Carbon Plan Case — News Release from NC WARN
Duke commissioned federal study that called for far more renewables; utilities commission now say it’s too late to consider, but they should seek more time from legislature.
Duke Energy Again Wants to Gamble Billions of Public Dollars and Climate Chaos on Experimental Nuclear Plants — NC WARN News Release
By 2017, Duke Energy had squandered billions of dollars and 13 years failing to license and build experimental nuclear reactors they had insisted would avoid the massive construction failures of the 1970s. Now, Duke is seeking approval of a carbon plan with a different type of experimental reactor – with unfinished design and already-soaring costs – and proposes to build dozens of them in the Carolinas alone.
Distributed Solar Plus Storage Ignored in Carbon Plan Process — News Release from NC WARN
San Diego engineer offers proven plan that would avoid billions in transmission costs and disruption of communities, boost resilience and avoid Duke Energy’s huge gas expansion.