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Comprehensive settlement in Duke Energy Progress. Small business rate hike dramatically cut

Press Statement For Immediate Release January 13, 2023 Contact: Frank Knapp 803-600-6874 fknapp@scsbc.org Below is a statement of Frank Knapp, president and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC).  The SCSBCC intervened in the SC Public Service Commission’s (PSC) hearing on Duke Energy Progress’s rate hike…

Comprehensive settlement in Duke Energy Progress rate case to be presented next Tuesday

Press Statement For Immediate Release January 9, 2023 Contact: Frank Knapp 803-600-6874 fknapp@scsbc.org Below is a statement of Frank Knapp, president and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC).  The rate hearing for Duke Energy Progress’s request for increasing rates began today, January 9th, at the…

Why SC might reject Duke Energy utility merger combination if it impacts ratepayers there

Charlotte Business Journal November 11, 2022 By John Downey North Carolina is behind the push to merge Duke Energy Corp.’s Carolinas utilities. But South Carolina regulators would have to approve the merger also, and that state will likely present the most obstacles. Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress each…

Record energy company profits during inflationary period deserve scrutiny as high gas prices harm small business profitability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Janel Knight Trulear janel@emccommunications.com (617) 875-6581 Small Business Group: Record energy company profits during inflationary period deserve scrutiny as high gas prices harm small business profitability Statement by Small Business for America’s Future Senior Advisor Rhett Buttle on possibility that President Biden may advocate for…

Duke Progress Energy Asks for 12.1% Rate Hike on Small Businesses

Press Release September 26, 2022 SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce petitions PSC to intervene Columbia, SC—Earlier this month Duke Energy Progress filed for an electric rate hike of 14.7% (residential), 12.1% (small general service), 8.2% (medium general service), and 6.2% (large general service). The South Carolina Small Business Chamber…

Small businesses hit as climate change floods Charleston’s historic district

ABC4 News Charleston, SC August 26, 2022 by John Upton (Climate Central), Sonya Stevens (ABC 4) and Charistin Clark (ABC 4) This story was produced through a collaboration between ABC News 4 Charleston and Climate Central, a nonadvocacy science and news organization. Alanna Elder (Climate Central) and Kelly Van Baalen…

Business’s support Senator Graham on reforming the Electoral Count Act

August 8, 2022 The Honorable Lindsey Graham Unite States Senate 290 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC  20510 Dear Senator Graham, On behalf of our chamber and businesses across the nation, thank you for co-sponsoring the Electoral Count Reform Act of 2022. Your bi-partisan negotiations and final bill demonstrates that…

25 Small Business Owners From Across the Country Call on Congress to Support Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Contact conan@emccommunications.com (831) 524-6764 Washington, D.C.– Small business owners across the country are joining economic experts and the media in raising their voices in support of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which would rein in expenses that severely impact their bottom line. As we…