NC WARN and the John Locke Foundation are sponsoring two public forums calling for increased competition in the electricity market. Read more about the collaboration here.
This first forum will focus on the impacts on ratepayers of Duke Energy's monopoly status in North Carolina. Recent polling shows that North Carolina voters across the political spectrum overwhelmingly dislike being held captive in a monopoly electricity market that guarantees Duke a large profit for building power plants and raising rates.
The forum will explore why Duke is allowed to fence-off North Carolina from changes underway across the U.S. power industry, which is moving away from construction of giant power plants and toward smaller-scale, on-site generation by businesses and homeowners using natural gas, solar and other technologies.
Moderator: Bob Orr, former NC Supreme Court Justice, former Executive Director of the NC Institute for Constitutional Law, presently of counsel with Poyner & Spruill
Introduction to the issues
Jon Sanders, Director of Regulatory Studies, John Locke Foundation
Jim Warren, Executive Director, NC WARN
Dr. David Schnare, Director, Center for Environmental Stewardship, Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy
Shawn LeMond, Chief Operating Officer, Sustainable Energy Community Development Company, LLC
Satana Deberry, Executive Director, NC Housing Coalition
Mark Cooper, Senior Research Fellow for Economic Analysis, Vermont Law School
The forum is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so come early to ensure you get a seat.
Your contribution is tax-deductible.