The North Carolina Utilities Commission duped. Progress Energy shareholders lied to. Thousands to lose their jobs. Raleigh no longer home to a community-oriented Fortune 500 company. Bill Johnson fired.
Duke Energy’s victim list is growing. Who’s their next victim? Pat McCrory.
As anger grows in Raleigh and elsewhere across the state where Progress Energy once loomed large, the former Charlotte mayor and political frontman for Duke Energy is bound to pay the price. Charlotte is home to Duke, now the nation’s largest utility.
Will it destroy McCrory’s gubernatorial hopes? That of course remains to be seen. But Duke Energy may have just turned the tide, reminding the state – rightfully or not – that Charlotte and its civic leaders like Duke CEO Jim Rogers are not be trusted.