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    Why Duke Energy Progress is proposing a NET rate decrease

    For the proposed decrease to be a net decrease means, of course, that some factors are on the increase, but their effects are outweighed by the factors on the decrease. So let’s examine the press release from Duke Energy about their proposal. Here’s how it opens: Duke Energy Progress’ North…
    Jon Sanders, June 23, 2015
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    Drawing the Wrong Conclusion XVIII — another edition of ‘that cronyism is bad because it can’t go to this cronyism’

    Fuel Fix carries the following headline: Obama budget would slash oil tax breaks Good. Energy costs are highly impactful, especially on poor consumers. We need a healthy, level playing field for competing energy providers to compete for our business, not government favors. It’d be an encouraging…
    Jon Sanders, February 3, 2015
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    Only elected Democrats Republicans create jobs

    Under that assumption, which has only changed slightly since 2007, it is therefore incumbent for Republicans now to continue raising electricity prices on poor people and other captured ratepayers — because North Carolina’s Super-Strong Solar Industry cannot survive without exploiting people who have no choice in…
    Jon Sanders, April 24, 2013
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    NC poised to lead the nation on affordable electricity

    A Bloomberg report today — portions of which aired this morning on WRAL’s News on Fox 50 — highlights the effect that the shale gas revolution is having on electricity. It opens this way: More than half the U.S. states with laws requiring utilities to buy renewable energy are…
    Jon Sanders, April 23, 2013
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    Renewable Energy and Subsidies

    A letter in today’s N & O argues that fossil fuels account for 87 percent of the energy consumed in the world and received 12 times the subsidies of renewable energy sources.  It isn’t clear from the letter whether the subsidies discussed only focus on the subsidies the U.S.
    Daren Bakst, September 26, 2011