Attorney General among critics of gold-plated, wasteful grid projects and attacks on non-residential solar buried in separate rate case; a ruling is forthcoming Duke Energy Carolinas sought an approval short-cut by hiding $170 million in over-priced grid projects under thousands of pages in a mostly unrelated rate-hike case. It did …
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With their new carbon plan, Duke Energy leaders remain on a rate-hiking, climate- and community-wrecking track for North Carolina. The solar they propose would be built many years from now – if ever – and too late to help the climate crisis.
NC WARN also redoubles call for Governor, Attorney General to demand transparency in utility’s two-pronged attack on local solar, as “customer calculator” remains a failure Unable to openly justify a major rule change for solar used by businesses, faith groups, schools and nonprofits, Duke Energy buried its proposal under thousands …
Attorney General, regulators’ Public Staff among skeptics of Duke’s inflated cost projections and failure to consider cheaper alternatives that can help immediately with climate crisis It’s no wonder that Duke Energy hid plans to waste billions on new and expanded power line corridors, but forces are already aligning against the …
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 WARN, often the state’s most ardent environmental advocate, blasted the bill and the governor for supporting it, saying it “gives cover for the Charlotte-based corporate giant to continue its climate-wrecking expansion of gas-fired power plants.”
Upcoming “technical conference” is poor substitute for making Duke Energy officials answer questions under oath.
Regulators clarify that utilities cannot charge ratepayers for political spending, but they’re free to spend profits on campaigns, including dark money groups.
The NC Utilities Commission closed several, but not all, loopholes in rules prohibiting public utilities, notably Duke Energy, from passing along lobbying and advertising expenses to ratepayers, according to a ruling issued last week.
Duke Energy “Influence Spending” Addressed in Mixed Ruling by NC Utilities Commission. Order comes as “worst-ever” scandal shows energy giant poured money onto state legislators in lead-up to ongoing, controversial energy bill.