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Groups target Duke Energy to end monopoly control of NC electric system

Social justice and clean energy groups call for state leaders to allow energy choice, saying hurricanes, rising electric rates, other harms show state system is broken Raleigh N.C. – A new, diverse coalition of 15 local, state and national groups

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Push for N.C. Coal Ash Cleanup Enters Final Stages

We joined North Carolinians living near Duke Energy’s coal ash dumps in telling the state that capping the toxic pits instead of moving the material away from water sources is a non-starter.

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Asking N.C. Lawmakers to Reject Duke’s Money Grab

In January, we joined NC WARN to call on our elected leaders to reject Duke Energy’s anticipated grid plan that would allow the monopoly utility to enact up to $13 billion in rate hikes.

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North Carolina Solar Rebates in High Demand

All of Duke Energy’s North Carolina residential solar rebates, which reduce the cost of panel installation by up to 30 percent, were claimed in less than a day

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Five Years after Dan River: Coal Ash in N.C.

The Dan River coal ash spill sparked a flurry of coal ash cleanup legislation, public hearings, community meetings and more across North Carolina. But where does coal ash stand in the state now?

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Groups urge N.C. lawmakers to prevent Duke Energy from gouging customers for grid “improvements”

A joint press release from NC Warn and Appalachian Voices Duke Energy executives are seeking support from North Carolina legislators and others for a highly controversial and twice-failed plan to lock in up to $13 billion in customer rate increases

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N.C. Lowers Risk Rating of Coal Ash Pits

Duke Energy may now be able to cap six toxic coal ash dumps in North Carolina in place instead of transporting the material to lined landfills after state regulators classified the dumps as “low risk.”

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Power Play: Countering Electric Utilities’ Political Influence

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Public interest groups are building political will to counter electric utilities’ influence in state governments.

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The Problem with Monopoly Utilities

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Much of America’s energy system still runs like it did in the early 20th century, but times are changing.

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Hurricane Highlights Coal Ash Risks

September’s Hurricane Florence breached two of Duke Energy’s coal ash and wastewater impoundments.

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