North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has nominated three new people to join the state’s utility regulatory board, a move that could fundamentally reshape the commission that oversees Duke Energy and enforces the state’s renewable energy laws.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has a chance to fundamentally reshape the state’s utility board with a series of appointments in the coming days.
Critics are worried about the number of charging stations Duke Energy would own and operate under its proposal.
“The main purpose of this bill is to save the taxpayers of North Carolina money,” says bill sponsor Rep. John Szoka.
Duke Energy’s long-term generation plan in North Carolina is similar to prior years, forecasting a continued reliance on coal and natural gas into the 2030s. Advocates hope the plan gets more scrutiny from regulators this time around.