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Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.
May 22nd, 2019
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When Duke Energy Carolinas proposed a 238% increase to their basic facilities charge for all customers — the fixed portion of your bill you must pay before flipping on a single light switch — Upstate Forever partnered with the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), the NAACP, and the Coastal Conservation League to intervene.
After many months of hearings and deliberation, we are glad to announce that the Public Service Commission of South Carolina has issued the final order: Duke’s basic facilities charge will be raised to $11.96. This is a tremendous improvement over the previously proposed rate of $28.
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Plus, find dates and details for upcoming events and more!