25 Feb '14, 8pm

North Carolina’s Duke Energy Plans Attack on Solar

In a sign it will seek to maintain its monopolistic control of North Carolina’s energy generation, Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good criticized solar net metering in a meeting with local reporters on January 22. According to the Charlotte News & Observer’s John Murawski , the utility will push for “reducing how much North Carolina households are paid for generating electricity from solar panels.” (This is part one of a series on attacks on net metering in 2014 from the Energy & Policy Institute . Stay tuned for part two and three.) The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently released a model resolution calling for the weakening of solar net metering policies that threaten the traditional utility industry business model. ALEC is one front group that the utility industry is using to push for changes to net metering policies — a valuable ally for the utilities to lobby ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2014/02...

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