Over 1,500 NC photo petitions to Duke Energy
Our regularly scheduled meeting for June 26 (the 4th Wednesday of the month) will be held in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, Courtroom 5310, located at 832 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC beginning at 6:00 PM (pre-hearing activities at 5:00 PM).
Why you ask? That’s because the North Carolina Utilities Commission has selected Charlotte as a Public Hearing location for the proposed Duke Energy rate hike! We need you, your friends and neighbors, small business owners that you know, members of your house of worship, and others to speak out at the public hearing – No Rate Hikes for Dirty Energy!
- Duke Energy is requesting a rate hike to pay for their outdated business plan that relies on dirty energy and little NC investment in energy efficiency. In fact, they are requesting a rate schedule that would actually penalize energy efficiency and conservation measures with higher rates.
- Duke Energy’s third rate hike since 2009 would boost average residential rates by 13.9% while rates for many large corporations would drop by up to 4%
- With monopoly control over its customers, Duke is seeking a guaranteed profit of 11.25% – a return that far exceeds market levels.
- Despite their greenwashing, Duke is now the world’s second largest power corporation and greenhouse gas emitter. They are the Number 1 Dirty Energy electric utility in the U.S. and are responsible for some of the dirtiest air in the country and causing thousands of asthma attacks, heart attacks and deaths in our state. In North Carolina, we already pay the hidden cost of coal with our health and our environment. We want NC to be more energy efficient and powered by local wind & solar that will employ thousands of North Carolinians
Make plans to arrive early for the peaceful rally, press conference, free pizza, and to sign up to speak. These pre-hearing activities will start at 5:00 PM. Check back for additional information and materials.
See you and hundreds of other concerned ratepayers on June 26th at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, Courtroom 5310, located at 832 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC.