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April 5, 2018

Cheaper power bills? Rooftop solar wins major victory over utilities in SC House

COLUMBIA  The state House of Representatives backed the solar industry over South Carolina’s major utilities Thursday, approving a bill that’s intended to save solar jobs and […]
March 6, 2018

Duke Energy asks for an additional 14% rate hike

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — A week after allowing Duke Energy a rate increase that includes charges for coal ash cleanup for about half its North Carolina […]
March 5, 2018

Correction: Duke Energy-Rate Increase Story

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story March 5 about a Duke Energy subsidiary’s request to raise electricity rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that North Carolina regulators […]
February 26, 2018

SC nuclear debacle, by the numbers

BY CINDI ROSS SCOPPE Associate Editor February 24, 2018 05:05 PM Updated February 26, 2018 10:31 AM COLUMBIA, SC  If you’re looking for the most comprehensive list of […]
February 23, 2018

Duke Energy Progress rates going up, but coal ash costs unresolved

BY JOHN MURAWSKI jmurawski@newsobserver.com February 23, 2018 06:41 PM Updated February 26, 2018 02:53 PM State regulators approved a rate increase late Friday for Duke Energy […]
February 20, 2018

SC residents pay nation’s highest electricity bills, report says

As SCE&G customers fret about paying for a nuclear project that won’t be built, a new federal report finds S.C. residents spent more for electricity last […]
February 15, 2018

Dominion pulls ads promoting SCE&G buyout after S.C. lawmakers take issue with marketing blitz

COLUMBIA — Dominion Energy is hitting pause on an all-out marketing blitz meant to pitch the company’s $14.6 billion takeover of SCANA Corp., after lawmakers reprimanded […]
January 31, 2018

High SCE&G bills giving customers chills

SCE&G customers felt their blood run cold when they saw what our extreme winter weather did to their heating bills this month. Margo Schofield says she […]