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Regulators decide on Kentucky Power’s third rate hike in five years

Although the Kentucky Public Service Commission denied the utility’s original request for a 25 percent rate increase, the body approved a rate hike of 12.5 percent for residential customers.

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NC Utility Customers: Know your rights and resources

We put together a resource guide for residents in North Carolina who are in danger of having vital water and electric services disconnected during the pandemic.

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Energy democracy in Virginia: Utopia or a real possibility?

Energy democracy is taking shape in Virginia. Join our statewide workgroup and add your voice to the call for a clean, equitable energy system.

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Utilities must suspend service disconnections and waive late fees

public utility and state responses to Covid-19

Millions of Americans have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They should not have to worry about having their power or water turned off as a result.

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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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Kentucky Agency and Conservationists Fight Proposed Gas Pipeline

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest are fighting a proposed Louisville Gas & Electric natural gas pipeline that would cut through the protected woodland.

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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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Achieving Clean Energy Goals: A Note From Our Executive Director

Appalachian Voices’ Executive Director Tom Cormons speaks on overcoming barriers to clean energy in our region.

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Electric Utility News From Around the Region

News updates concerning the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duke Energy, Old Dominion Power, Dominion Energy, and local power companies.

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Taking on TVA

Communities are resisting the Tennessee Valley Authority’s frequent cost increases and lack of transparency and clean energy.

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