Greenpeace takes Duke Energy to task over rate hikes

From the Charlotte Observer

Six Greenpeace protesters were arrested after unfurling a sign in front of the Duke Energy building Wednesday morning, protesting the company’s recently-approved rate hikes.

Perhaps if Duke Energy spent a little less money trying to buy it's way into the Governor's Mansion, they wouldn't need to raise rates on their captive customer base across North Carolina to fund improvements required to meet more stringent environmental laws.

Last month, the N.C. Utilities Commission approved an overall 7 percent rate increase for Duke Energy’s 1.8 million customers in the state. Monthly bills for typical residential customers will go up about $7.

Heaven forbid they should tighten the belt a little bit.