The Front Porch Blog, with Updates from AppalachiaThe Front Porch Blog, with Updates from Appalachia


NC’s bad ratepayer bill passed into law

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 | Posted by Josh McClenney | No Comments

Despite immense pressure from advocates and ratepayers, NC Gov. Roy Cooper signed HB 951, Duke Energy’s handwritten legislation that will drastically raise rates on families and small businesses, into law. [ Read More ]

Duke Energy-backed bill would raise rates, doesn’t guarantee climate measures

Thursday, October 7th, 2021 | Posted by Josh McClenney | No Comments

Instead of taking the path outlined by Governor Cooper’s Clean Energy Plan, Duke Energy has continued to work behind closed doors to write legislation that lines the pockets of its shareholders, on the backs of ratepayers, while failing to guarantee that the 70% carbon reductions envisioned in the bill will even be achieved by the 2030 target date. [ Read More ]

Proposed NC energy bill would enrich Duke Energy at its customers’ expense

Sunday, July 25th, 2021 | Posted by Josh McClenney | No Comments

Legislation that Duke Energy and NC Republican lawmakers have crafted in secret for the better part of six months is a horrific piece of public policy. [ Read More ]

Good and bad bills in NC legislature

Friday, April 23rd, 2021 | Posted by Josh McClenney | No Comments

It's spring, which means the bills coming into the North Carolina legislature are about as thick as the pollen in the air here. Our NC Field Coordinator Josh McClenney gives us a quick preview of the 2021 session. [ Read More ]

Energy cost hike would burden N.C. families

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 | Posted by Josh McClenney | No Comments

The Covid and economic crisis has laid bare the monthly struggle too many Americans have faced for a long time -- whether to pay their electric bill or buy other essentials like food, medicine or school supplies and risk having their power shut off. [ Read More ]

Duke Energy rate hike hearings 2020

Saturday, December 21st, 2019 | Posted by Josh McClenney | No Comments

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. [ Read More ]



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