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Ashville's Leading Round Home Builder Markets Award-Winning Energy Efficient Home

Solar Decathlon Energy Efficient Home Designed by Appalachian State University Students and Professors

Deltec Homes, Asheville, NC-based leading home builder of high-wind resistant round homes for over forty years, has signed an agreement with Appalachian State University (ASU) to market and manufacture The Solar Homestead, an energy efficient home designed by students and professors at ASU and winner of the People's Choice Award at the 2011 Solar Decathlon in Washington D.C. Through the agreement with Appalachian, Deltec Homes will pay royalties that support the Department of Technology and Environmental Design's next large-scale, sustainable design-build project and other research and creative activities at the university.

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NC WARN Calls out Progress Energy for Charging Political Pay-offs to Customers via an Accounting Fiction

Millions to Influence Politicians Should be Rejected in Rate Case, Says Watchdog Group

A utility watchdog group said today it will press the NC Utilities Commission to disallow millions in annual political expenditures that Progress Energy wants to charge annually to rate payers by using accounting gimmickry. Durham-based NC WARN says the monopoly utility – whose rates and stockholder returns are set by the Commission – is granted too much profit if it is using customer money to influence political campaigns and public policies.

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Has Duke Energy Been Cheating on Rate Hikes?

Watchdog Group Calls on Attorney General to Require Audit of Millions in Overcharges as Two More Rate Hikes Loom

Controversial rate hikes by Duke Energy Carolinas in 2009 and 2011 revealed a pattern of activity apparently designed to overcharge North Carolina electricity customers millions of dollars annually, energy watchdog group NC WARN said. The group said Duke is either deliberately attempting to gouge ratepayers or suffers gross incompetence across its legal and accounting departments. It urged Attorney General Roy Cooper to take action.

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