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March 26th, 2019
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Duke's proposed tripling of the base facilities charge — the fee you pay before you turn on a single switch — strongly discourages energy efficiency and solar and disproportionately harms the lowest users (usually the elderly and low income customers).
About 1,000 Upstate customers attended the three-night hearings held March 12, 13 and 14 in Spartanburg, Anderson and Greenville.
Also in this month's Upstate Update:
Crossroads has launched!
Our sincere thanks to all who joined us last Tuesday as we celebrated the launch of Crossroads, our $7.5 million campaign to ensure that we grow intelligently while protecting the Upstate's natural character. Thanks to your generosity, we are just $150,000 short of our goal! Learn more about the Crossroads Campaign
Our Land Trust is hiring!
Upstate Forever’s accredited Land Trust is seeking a Land Protection Specialist to work with willing landowners and partners using a variety of conservation tools to permanently protect waterways, natural areas, farmland, and wildlife habitat. Find more details
Additional energy updates
Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins shares updates on net metering for solar power and the Energy Freedom Act. Read the latest news
Plus, find details on upcoming education, advocacy, volunteer, and fundraising events!