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September 20th, 2020
The Upstate Update is a digital newsletter curated and shared each month that offers insights into Upstate Forever's recent work, highlights upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, and shares other conservation and advocacy news.
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This week, Duke Energy and solar energy advocates from across the Carolinas — including Upstate Forever — announced an agreement that could offer Duke's future rooftop solar customers significant up-front savings to go solar, while enhancing grid reliability and setting new solar pricing signals to reduce utility costs for all customers.
Duke Energy, the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, Southern Environmental Law Center, Sunrun, Vote Solar, Coastal Conservation League, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and Upstate Forever partnered on the proposal.
What would this mean and why is it breaking news? Our Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins explains in the Upstate Update.
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