The NC Utilities Commission just announced that it will conduct additional proceedings to take a deeper look into Duke Energy’s hotly contested 15-year Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). This is yet another major problem for the nation’s worst climate-polluting electricity provider.
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Opposition to multiyear rate hikes rose to the forefront of objections from manufacturers, environmental and public interest groups who are speaking out against a sweeping reform of utility regulations pending before the N.C. General Assembly.
North Carolina House Republican lawmakers and Duke Energy’s representatives spent months in closed-door meetings hammering out an energy bill that somehow emerged, politically speaking, without any energy. Despite efforts to build up suspense about House Bill 951, the measure landed with a thud last week.
By Lisa Sorg Rep. John Szoka says House Bill 951 “is not perfect.” That, opponents say, is an understatement. For the past five months, the workings of a top secret energy group was so hush-hush that if someone was caught leaking information they would be expelled as an outcast and …
Energy giant must halt planned fossil fuel expansion, aggressively embrace renewable energy, storage, conservation
By supporting Duke Energy’s plans to build fossil fuel power plants, H951 clashes wildly with climate science and economics. Just weeks ago, Duke University’s Drew Shindell was lead author of an unprecedented United Nations-backed methane report calling for a halt to the expansion of gas infrastructure
Duke Energy Corp. would achieve many of its most-sought regulatory reforms, including multiyear rate plans and performance incentives that could increase its revenue, under legislation proposed Tuesday in the N.C. General Assembly.
By Elizabeth Ouzts The 47-page bill would close Duke Energy coal plants but require new gas-fired ones, drawing quick opposition from clean energy advocates. The Republican author said he is “guardedly optimistic” ahead of a committee discussion Thursday. After months of secret negotiations between Duke Energy, House Republican leaders, …
The N.C. Attorney General’s office has called on state regulators to reject Duke Energy Corp.’s proposed long-term plant construction plans, despite a debate over whether regulators have the authority to do so.
NC WARN said today that 23 other nonprofit organizations are backing its challenge to a pending Duke Energy proposal they say would limit rooftop solar to the affluent, stifle the growing solar market and amplify the global climate crisis.