North Carolina's largest utility, Duke Energy, has publicly stated that it wants to reduce the amount of credit that its customers receive on their electricity bills for valuable solar power.
Sign our petition to urge Governor McCrory to stand strong against Duke Energy's rooftop solar power grab in North Carolina.
Dear Governor McCrory:
We, the undersigned, are North Carolina electricity customers. We urge you to stand strong for North Carolinans like us against Duke Energy's attempts to weaken rooftop solar rights.
North Carolina ranks among our nation's top solar states, but unlike other leaders, that solar power is overwhelminly in the hands of the utility rather than the rooftops of homes, schools, and businesses. Now Duke Energy has publicly stated that it wants to weaken North Carolina's net metering program for rooftop solar. The utility is working to keep its own monopoly grip on electricity by reducing the amount of credit that its customer receive on their electricity bills for valuable solar power. North Carolinans deserve better.
Rooftop solar power delivers numerous economic and health benefits to North Carolina. Private investment in local power reduces the need for expensive and polluting conventional power plants and transmission infrastructure. Recent analysis found that these direct grid benefits outweigh the costs by 30 percent. The state's growing solar industry supports more than 5,600 local jobs throughout the state. And, perhaps most importantly, rooftop solar gives North Carolinans control over their electricity bills and energy resources like never before.
As Duke Energy takes its fight against rooftop solar rights to the Utilities Commission, we hope you'll stand strong for North Carolinans and do what you can to keep rooftop solar shining with strong net metering.