Piedmont Natural Gas – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Duke Energy – is requesting a rate hike from the North Carolina Utilities Commission. The rate hike will increase prices and fund the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure at a time when we need a Green New Deal and a rapid transition to 100% clean energy.
To name just a few of the problems:
- The urgency of the climate crisis is ignored. Natural gas is not a “bridge fuel”, it’s a “climate killer”.
- This is the wrong time to be investing in any fossil fuel infrastructure. That goes triple for PNG’s Liquefied Natural Gas facility in Maxton (Robeson County, NC).
- The Duke-PNG energy monopoly prioritizes the wrong approach – expanding natural gas instead of renewables; Duke’s money has corrupted the State’s decision-makers;
Join us in Charlotte at 5pm on Wednesday July 10 for a rally and protest, followed by a formal hearing on the rate hike. But together we can counter Duke-PNG’s vision of a gas-fueled future.
The rally and protest starts at 5pm, the rate hike hearing starts at 7pm.
Two more helpful items – our press advisory and a flier helping to explain the rate hike and who’s affected