duke energy

Rally With Us Against Duke’s 15.1% Rate Hike

May 2nd—9AM—Charlotte Thursday, May 2nd, Duke Energy holds its Annual Shareholder Meeting to explain how it plans to increase electricity rates to make more money. Outside the building residential and small business ratepayers will explain how we plan to stop Duke’s average 15.1% rate hike in South Carolina. Come join…

Yesterday: Big business wins two, small business picks up one

It was a busy day yesterday for the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce.  Two Senate subcommittees and the House Ways and Means Committee held meetings on legislation we supported.  Unfortunately two of these bills did not get the favorable votes we wanted.The morning started out with a Senate subcommittee…

Small Business Owners Reject Corporate Tax Avoidance

Published on April 24, 2013 Accuracy.org Two national business policy groups released a poll showing small business owners strongly oppose corporate tax loopholes. More than four out of five small business owners (85%) oppose aterritorial tax system, which would permanently exempt offshore profits fromU.S. taxation. Frank Knapp is vice chairman…

Duke Energy files for 15.1% electricity rate hike—WOW!

Last week Duke Energy told the SC Public Service Commission that it wants its 540,000 customers to give it more money…a lot more money.  $220 million more a year to be exact. Duke’s filing is for electricity rate increases for residential (16.3%), small businesses (14%) and industrial (14.4%).  In February…