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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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N.C. Solar Developers Lose Challenge to Duke

The North Carolina Utilities Commission denied requests to review conditions for battery storage Duke Energy inserted into power-purchase agreements for 680 megawatts of new solar projects.

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N.C. Slashes Duke Energy Carolinas Rate Hike

North Carolina regulators denied Duke Energy Carolinas’ request to enact a 13.6 percent overall rate hike, instead approving a 0.3 percent increase for residential customers for four years before rates rise.

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Duke Energy’s grid modernization pilot still shortchanges ratepayers

Appalachian Voices and our allies are raising concerns related to the process and substance behind Duke Energy’s grid modernization pilot.

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Solar Advocates Lose N.C. Court Case

In May, the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld a Duke Energy-backed ruling that nonprofit group NC WARN violated the law by installing solar panels on and selling power to a Greensboro church.

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Citizens boycott N.C. coal ash meeting

Greensboro, N.C. — Members of a statewide coalition who have been advocating for years for proper cleanup and disposal of massive coal ash ponds around the state today announced they are boycotting a public meeting in Greensboro scheduled for tonight

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Duke Energy Raises Electricity Rates

The North Carolina Utilities Commission allowed Duke Energy subsidiary Duke Energy Progress to raise its customers’ utility bills in part to pay for state-mandated coal ash cleanup.

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N.C. regulators shift coal ash cleanup costs to ratepayers

The North Carolina Utilities Commission signed off on a rate hike proposed by Duke Energy, effectively shifting the cost burden of cleaning up coal ash onto many families who are already struggling to stay afloat.

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