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Wall Street is betting you and I will pay for coal ash cleanup

3 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

And Duke Energy shareholders are already reaping the benefits: The aforementioned state legislation imposed a moratorium on Duke from seeking any sort of rate increase related to the clean-up through mid-January this year. But last week,...Show More Summary

Environmentalists Wanted $50 Million For This Toxic Spill. They Got $2.5 Million.

Virginia fined Duke Energy $2.5 million for breaking its environmental laws. The post Environmentalists Wanted $50 Million For This Toxic Spill. They Got $2.5 Million. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Duke to Close 12 Additional Coal Ash Basins

Duke Energy says it plans to close an additional 12 coal ash basins in North Carolina and reused the material in lined structural fills or permanently disposed it in lined landfills. The announcement brings to 24 the total number of Carolinas basins the company is prepared to close by removing ash from its current storage […]

ORIGINAL REPORTING, JUNE 24: INSIDE THE DEAL: WHY DUKE ENERGY IS BUYING ONE OF THE LARGEST U.S. COMMERCIAL SOLAR DEVELOPERS

[NEWENERGYNEWS is on the road today.Regular features will return next week.] Inside the deal: Why Duke Energy is buying one of the largest U.S. commercial solar developers ; Duke’s $225 million fund will ready commercial solar for a post-ITC market Herman K. Show More Summary

Coal Ash Wednesday: Restoring the Dan River

Mitigation planners are seeking public input for projects: A state-federal team is seeking public comment on its plan to assess natural resource damage from Duke Energy’s 2014 spill of coal ash into the Dan River. Federal law lets state...Show More Summary

South Carolina Hails New Solar Milestone

Originally published on Solar Love. A new solar agreement marks a key milestone for South Carolina customers in the Duke Energy service area. Enhancing Duke Energy’s Distributed Energy Resource programs, the new proposals are designed...Show More Summary

Coal Ash Wednesday: Sutton plant leaking like a sieve

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

And Duke Energy is more concerned with legal battles than safe drinking water: Tests have found elevated levels of boron, a metal that is a recognized indicator of coal ash contamination, in monitoring wells near the plant and in three water supply wells about a half-mile away, according to Department of Environment and Natural Resources officials. Show More Summary

The Tide Is Turning Against ALEC In The Renewable Energy Battle

The North Carolina legislature passed a freeze on renewable energy mandates -- but even Duke Energy, the state's biggest utility, says it didn't ask for this bill. The post The Tide Is Turning Against ALEC In The Renewable Energy Battle appeared first on ThinkProgress.

FLA UTILITIES PUSHED TOWARD SOLAR

Utilities change their tune on solar power Ivan Penn, Tampa Bay Times, May 29, 2015 “…[S]ince early this year, Alex Glenn, the Duke [Energy] Florida president, has touted one solar project after another, with promises of up to 500 megawatts...Show More Summary

Duke Energy-USF partnership spawns battery storage project 

Duke Energy Florida and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) have teamed up to produce a new solar battery project on the USFSP campus. The project was funded by a $1 million grant from Duke Energy. The first part of the project is a 100-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system installed on the […]

Coal Ash Wednesday: Permits? We don't need no stinking permits

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Duke Energy's coal ash disposal "experts" are already in trouble with regulators: The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources cited Green Meadow LLC and Moncure Holdings LLC with violating state regulations by starting grading and earth-moving work at the Brickhaven No. Show More Summary

Duke Energy launching Ohio energy storage project

Duke Energy is partnering with LG Chem and Greensmith to build a battery-based energy storage system in Ohio. The system is meant to enhance reliability and stability on the state’s power grid. The project includes a 2 megawatt (MW) storage project which will help regulate electric grid frequency for PJM, a transmission organization that provides […]

First Slice 5/29/15: North and South Carolina's industrial waste is coming on down to Georgia

A Georgia landfill is now the dumping ground for coal ash waste from North and South Carolina. After Duke Energy was slapped with more than $100 million in penalties for improperly disposing of the contaminants and polluting the environment there, they decided to clean it up and bring the industrial waste here.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Tesla Battery Being Used In Duke Energy Florida & University of South Florida Solar Project

Florida has been far behind in the solar power revolution. Finding better direction, Duke Energy news shares that the company’s efforts towards pursuing clean energy solutions through university research will also involve storing energy from the sun. Show More Summary

Duke Energy to Help Develop Jeffersonville Port Site

Duke Energy Indiana has selected a 140-acre parcel of land inside the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville in Clark County for the utility's 2015 Site Readiness Program.

SOLAR TO LIGHT UP DISNEY WORLD

Duke Energy Corp To Provide Solar Power To Disney World; Duke Energy is making its latest solar investment by constructing a solar power facility in Florida Michael Kaufmaan, May 28, 2015 (Bidness-Etc) "…Duke Energy plans to build aShow More Summary

90% OF WELLS’ WATER FOUND UNFIT NEAR DUKE DAN RIVER COAL ASH SPILL

NC officials warn more near Duke ash pits not to drink water May 21, 2015 AP via Winston-Salem Journal The water in 191 wells, 90% of those tested within 1,000 feet Duke Energy’s 32 coal ash pits, proved unsafe to drink or cook with, according to the latest report from North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Show More Summary

Coal Ash Wednesday: With a side order of nuclear waste

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

There's a bigger mess in South Carolina than previously reported: About 4 million tons of ash are in the 55-acre coal waste pond in Darlington County, according to data recently published on Duke Energy’s website. Last year, the power...Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Wednesday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, May 27, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Seven Guitars at Duke Energy Theater • Party in the Park at Mint Museum Randolph • The...Show More Summary

Building the Connected City of Tomorrow, Today 

After Jim Rogers moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2006 to become CEO of Duke Energy, it didn’t take long for him to see the importance of energy to the region. Charlotte was known as one of the biggest financial hubs outside of New York City. But it wasn’t nationally known for being a leader […]

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