N.C. regulators ignore calls for more hearings on Duke’s long-range plans

Energy News Network: The North Carolina Utilities Commission declined last week to hold additional hearings on Duke Energy’s long-range power generation strategy.

The move was a blow to clean energy groups and more than a dozen Democratic state legislators who wanted more public meetings and an expert witness hearing over Duke’s plan, which calls for deriving 8% of electricity from renewable sources while building a raft of new fossil gas plants and keeping many of its coal plants running past 2033.

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