Category: Duke Energy

Duke Energy doubles down on gas in updated NC Carbon Plan, despite unreliability during Winter Storm Elliott

Duke Energy plans to deepen its reliance on methane gas, the volatile fuel responsible for consumers’ skyrocketing bills, according to the utility’s mid-August proposal to comply with North Carolina’s new...

/ October 24, 2023

Duke Energy “Carbon Plan” proceeding in North Carolina highlights the utility’s preference for monopolization over customer savings

North Carolina ratepayer advocate pushes regulators to delay compliance with the law, despite benefits of clean energy and legislative priorities

/ November 4, 2022

Duke Energy given preferential treatment to shape study of HB 951 by North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff, records show

Duke Energy received preferential treatment and exclusive access from the North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff when that agency analyzed the impacts on customers’ bills of a sweeping energy bill...

/ July 14, 2021

Four major Ohio utilities shut off customers’ electricity 200,000 times during COVID-19 pandemic

AEP, FirstEnergy, Duke Energy, and DP&L disconnected Ohio customers who couldn't pay their bills during the Covid-19 pandemic.

/ July 9, 2021

North Carolina HB 951 could mean windfall for Duke, large rate increases for customers

Duke Energy is attempting to win major concessions from North Carolina lawmakers on an energy bill that would fundamentally change the state’s regulatory landscape, setting up a potential veto showdown...

/ June 17, 2021

Duke Energy PAC resumes contributions to lawmakers who voted to overturn election

Duke is one of the first utilities to have resumed giving after a pause to evaluate lawmakers’ “values and actions”

/ May 18, 2021

Duke, Southern disclose misleading descriptions of climate policy advocacy to ESG investors

Facing pressure from investors, the top two carbon polluting utilities in the country are making gestures to disclose more information about their advocacy with regard to climate policy, but the...

/ March 15, 2021
Senate District 37 Recount

Florida’s investor-owned utilities spent heavily on Republican interest groups in 2020 elections

Senate races prioritized by the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee face multiple investigations

/ December 4, 2020

Duke Energy spends big on Republicans, “soft money” groups in 2020 election

In the states and federally, utility maintains focus on GOP – amid potential shifts in North Carolina, US Senate control – coupled with hard-to-trace campaign finance entities

/ November 1, 2020

Pollution Payday: Analysis of executive compensation and incentives of the largest U.S. investor-owned utilities

Download full report Duke Energy Duke Energy is a utility company that serves electric customers across North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Its gas subsidiary, Piedmont, provides...

/ September 22, 2020