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Duke Energy's Rate Hike Stirs Controversy

Duke Energy provides electricity for most of North Carolina since the 2012 merger.
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Attorney General Roy Cooper is challenging a rate hike by Duke Energy. The North Carolina Utilities Commission approved the increase of 4.5 percent by Duke Energy last week. Cooper says the change does not adequately address consumer interest and he will appeal the decision to the North Carolina Supreme Court.  Host Frank Stasio speaks to Bruce Henderson, energy and environment reporter for The Charlotte Observer, about the controversy over the rate hike. 

Shawn Wen joined the staff of The State of Things in March 2012 and served as associate producer until February 2014.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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