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: http://www.ncwarn.org/?p=7577.
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 forums will be moderated by former NC Supreme Court Justice Robert Orr, and will feature panel discussions involving business and consumer advocates exploring 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.
The forum is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so come early to ensure you get a seat.