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Duke Energy Renewables Control Center Now Oversees More Than 3,500 MW

The Duke Energy Renewables Control Center is now overseeing more than 3,500 MW of wind and solar energy plants across the US since its inauguration in 2015. Since moving to its new location in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2015, Duke...Show More Summary

Coal Ash Wednesday: When science is declared "secret"

Duke Energy's damage control methods are out of control: Duke Energy is asking a federal judge to make the sworn statements of a state environmental toxicologist off-limits to the public amid an ongoing lawsuit between environmentalists and the energy company over coal ash. In a motion filed in a North Carolina U.S. Show More Summary

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Burnt Orange Report: While a federal judge struck down Mike Pence’s Indiana legislation requiring all fetuses to be buried or cremated, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott is doing it by administrative fiat. Blue NC : Duke Energy is hard atShow More Summary

Recharge Wrap-up: Elio presentation, Duke energy funds EV charging infrastructure

Elio outlines its business strategy in a recent presentation. Duke Energy funds EV infrastructure as part of an EPA settlement. Malaysia considers B10 biodiesel blend. Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Elio presentation, Duke energy...Show More Summary

Duke Energy’s $1.5 Million Program Progresses Public EV Charging In N.C. By 30%

It is not always that one finds positive movement with large utilities in these game-changing days of renewable energy and EVs. A recent positive, announced in early July 2016, was Duke Energy’s $1.5 million program to progress public EV charging in North Carolina by 30%. Show More Summary

Duke Energy Pumps $1.5M into EV Charging Stations

Duke Energy said it will provide $1 million to develop public electric vehicle charging stations in North Carolina and an additional $500,000 for the construction of electric bus charging stations. The company’s EV Charging Infrastructure Support Project is part of a settlement with the EPA and environmental groups over Duke’s alleged violations of the federal […]

In addition to pollution, Duke Energy now leaking propaganda

Disseminating Koch Brothers' subsidized misinformation: Coal ash isn’t toxic, in fact it’s harmless, according a new report that Duke Energy has been disseminating this week. But a Carolina Public Press investigation has found serious...Show More Summary

Duke Energy parrots squawk about saving people money

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Van der Vaart is still confused about what his job really is: This bill says Duke can seek permission to leave ash where it is, if it repairs dams and reduces other risks at its coal ash basins - something environmentalists oppose. “The...Show More Summary

Southeastern Electric Utilities Find Their Way to Higher Profits Through Gas Pipelines and Captive Consumers

Duke Energy, Southern Company, NextEra Energy and Dominion Resources—four of the largest investor-owned utilities in the U.S., all headquartered in the Southeast—have simultaneously adopted a growth strategy reliant on large volumes of fracked gas. Show More Summary

North Carolina Eases Coal Ash Cleanup Laws as New Leak is Discovered

Duke Energy, North Carolina's largest coal company, stands to gain in the state's latest round of coal ash regulations. Some payouts protect homeowners' rights to clean water, but does Bill 630 go far enough to protect the state's natural resources? Maybe not, suggests a new suit brought against the coal company.

Indiana Formally Approves Duke Energy’s Grid Modernization Plan

Update: Since the March 2016 publication of this original blog post, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) last week issued an order officially approving a settlement agreement Environmental Defense Fund, along with several other stakeholders, helped negotiate for Duke Energy’s grid modernization plan. Show More Summary

Scathing editorial on Duke Energy's control of NC government

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Usually more circumspect, the Fay-O cuts loose: In the end, Duke Energy won the Great Coal Ash War. Is anyone surprised? No, we weren't either. In a state whose governor was a longtime employee of the nation's largest utility, and whose...Show More Summary

Theater review: [They Fight]

Scrappy company that they are, Shakespeare Carolina didn’t simply throw in the towel when rights to stage Albert Camus’s Caligula were yanked away. No, as you can see at Duke Energy Theater, they decided to put up a fight – actually,...Show More Summary

North Carolina Is About To Do Duke Energy Another Huge Favor

Seven unlined coal ash pits have been court-ordered to be cleaned up. The remaining seven just got a pass from North Carolina's elected officials. The post North Carolina Is About To Do Duke Energy Another Huge Favor appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Coal Ash Wednesday: SELC statement on HB 630

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Kneeling at the altar of Duke Energy: The following is a statement by Frank Holleman, senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center regarding the latest Duke Energy Bailout Bill, HB 630, that came out of closed doors today...Show More Summary

From Dinky Dorm Kitchen to Burgeoning Energy Drink Empire

Tatiana Birgisson began brewing tea and selling it to local small businesses as a Duke undergrad. Now she's CEO of Mati Energy, a healthy-drink company that's crushing Red Bull at Whole Foods.

Energy Inequality - Trump Versus The Common Man Or Medieval Lord Versus Peasant

The growing disparity of wealth today has many parallels with the unequal societies that emerged in the Middle Ages, where wealth and power resided primarily in the hands of a few feudal lords including kings, dukes and assorted noblemen. Show More Summary

Duke Energy Is Facing Yet Another Lawsuit In North Carolina Over Its Coal Ash

Duke Energy has been facing numerous lawsuits in North Carolina over its handling of coal ash. Now they are facing a new one in federal court. The post Duke Energy Is Facing Yet Another Lawsuit In North Carolina Over Its Coal Ash appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Plug-N- Play Revolution: Duke Energy Is Trying To Change The Future Of Electricity Delivery

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

While the tech industry commonly makes its devices and software interoperable, the exact opposite approach was taken by the power industry. Multiple grids adjacent to one another with different equipment and standards have jerry-rigged expensive and awkward ways to move electricity from lower demand areas to high demand ones. Now that's beginning to change.

Duke Energy Microgrid Tests Game-Changing Communications System

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

A Duke Energy microgrid test bed is striving to crack one of the biggest challenges facing utilities today: the need to seamlessly integrate distributed resources and allow for real-time communication between the resources and utilities. In North Carolina’s Gaston County, at the Mount Holly test bed, Duke is experimenting with ‘Open Field Message Bus Technology,’ a […]

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