Last time, we began looking at a state bill that would rework the regulatory scheme governing the bidding and negotiation of renewable energy projects. As we noted, the bill would put Duke Energy in charge of the bidding process for these projects, which is a cause of concern to private energy developers, who have been increasingly shut out by the utility.
Clean energy is a growing and competitive industry, and regulating of the industry requires careful balancing of multiple factors. Among these factors is the need to protect consumers, as well as the need to encourage growth and innovation.
It may have started as a scratchy throat, but as you grew sicker, you feared it was something more serious. When you realized the symptoms began soon after you moved into your new rental unit, the pieces began to fall into place.
Last time, we looked briefly at some of the troubles student-tenants can face with rental housing. As we noted, these problems are often made worse because of opportunistic landlords who take advantage of their young tenants' ignorance. The reality is that tenants, whether they are students or not, need to understand their rights as renters, or their landlords will have an easier time taking advantage of them.