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Duke Energy has a stranglehold on NC's environment and democracy

(12/03/19 5:00am)

On October 31, the North Carolina General Assembly passed  a bill aimed to finance storm recovery costs. However, a provision of the bill that would have allowed Duke Energy to raise rates indefinitely was removed after long standing public pressure. Given the corporation’s monopoly status in the state, this change would have allowed them to rip off customers and create an even deeper disparity in energy access.