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N.C. Utilities Commission Public Staff wants to slash Duke rate hike

A proposal by the North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff would dramatically cut Duke Energy Progress’ proposed 14 percent rate hike. The Public Staff proposes an increase of less than one-tenth of 1 percent. Under Duke’s proposed increase, an average residential customer’s bill would increase by about $16 from its current $104.68. The Public Staff […]

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Meet the youngest person known to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. She’s not even two.

Ellie Quirin might not be old enough to be considered a hiker, technically. She’s not yet two years old and kind of just learned to walk. And she learned while … Click to Continue »

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Duke Energy Carolinas seeks 13.6% rate hike, plans to cancel Lee nuclear project

Duke Energy Carolinas has asked the N.C. Regulatory Commission to allow it to raise rates for N.C. electricity customers by an average of 13.6%, effective April 1. The increase would allow the utility to recover nearly $680 million that Charlotte-based Duke Energy has spent since 2015 to clean up the utility’s coal ash ponds in […]

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Duke Energy unit seeks 15 percent rate hike on NC customers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One of Duke Energy’s two North Carolina operating divisions said Thursday it wants to raise electricity rates by an average of 14.9 percent to pay for cleaning up coal ash pits, transmission system upgrades and converting to more natural gas. The typical household customer of Duke Energy Progress, which operates in […]

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