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Duke Energy rate hike hearings 2020

After our victory on North Carolina’s Senate Bill 559, Duke Energy is yet again asking the state regulators for permission to raise the rates it charges families and businesses.

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Seeking a Path to 100% Clean Energy

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Localities across Appalachia and the nation have pledged to fully convert to green power — but restrictive policies and monopoly utilities are holding them back.

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Appalachian Power Restricts Solar Savings in Virginia

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Public schools and other government entities in Virginia are unable to take advantage of the cost-saving benefits of solar due to restrictive policies put in place by Appalachian Power.

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TVA Stifles Small-Scale Solar in the Tennessee Valley

The Tennessee Valley Authority is ending its home solar program, called Green Power Providers, at the start of 2020.

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Rate Hike Provision Backed by Duke Energy Fails to Pass NC Legislature

The North Carolina General Assembly removed a controversial provision from a ratemaking bill that would have allowed Duke Energy to enact multi-year rate hikes.

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Advancing Clean Power and Energy Democracy in State Legislatures

Appalachian Voices and our partners and working to dismantle barriers to Energy Democracy and make clean energy accessible to people across our region.

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Moving Forward on TN Energy Democracy

During the 2019 Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Tour, Appalachian Voices and our partners heard loud and clear what community members want from their utilities. Now, we’re working to put that into action.

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Fossil fuels in Virginia

In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Appalachian Voices’ Executive Director Tom Cormons says the 2019 election for state legislative offices is a clear mandate for energy utility reform in Virginia.

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Re-envisioning public power in the Tennessee Valley

The 2019 Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Tour is a listening project to begin building a grassroots vision for our energy future by asking communities impacted by the Tennessee Valley Authority what they want.

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Major win for N.C. clean energy advocates

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Appalachian Voices was among the many organizations voicing public opposition in North Carolina to a rate-hike bill despite Duke Energy’s money influence in the state legislature.

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