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Duke Energy self-reports "no contamination found" in Lumberton

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

In a related story, Fluffy the dog says, "I don't know who tore up that couch pillow, but I'll keep an eye out." Tests near the coal ash site at the closed Weatherspoon Power Plant in Lumberton show no hazardous levels of toxic material, Duke Energy officials said Thursday. Show More Summary

Duke Energy coal ash propaganda in the op-ed columns

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Misleading people is much cheaper than environmental stewardship: In response to your Aug. 18 editorial ("Why not recycle coal ash instead of burying it?"), we at Duke Energy agree that as much coal ash as possible should be recycled. Show More Summary

Coal Ash Wednesday: DENR putting the brakes on cleanup

Citing the costs of remediation as their main concern: North Carolina’s environment agency asked Tuesday that its own enforcement cases over Duke Energy coal ash practices at 10 power plants be put on hold. “A stay of these proceedings...Show More Summary

First Drip (8/19/15): DENR asks to put enforcement of coal ash cleanups on hold

After Duke Energy and environmental advocates have come to terms on the cleanup of coal ash at three North Carolina sites, the state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources has now asked that its own enforcement of those cleanups and seven others be put on hold, angering both sides. Show More Summary

DENR tries to block coal ash cleanup agreement

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

"It wasn't our idea, so we won't support it": North Carolina's environmental officials moved Wednesday to stop an agreement that would commit Duke Energy to scooping out and moving coal ash from three more unlined and leaking pits. Duke...Show More Summary

Duke Energy Begins Submitting Groundwater Assessment Reports

Duke Energy has begun submitting comprehensive groundwater assessments to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) for each of the 14 coal plants in the state. Duke Energy says it and NCDENR will use this science and engineering, along with other information, to determine how best to continue to protect groundwater as […]

First Drip (8/11/19): Lawsuit says Duke board cultivated 'culture of lawlessness'

A North Carolina judge unsealed large portions of a shareholder lawsuit that asserting that “a culture of lawlessness” at Duke Energy, condoned by its board and abetted by undue influence over state regulators, led to environmental crimes and potentially billions of dollars of liability. Show More Summary

Coal Ash Wednesday: DENR to permit massive discharges from Sutton Plant

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

It's not a "leak" if they let you spill it: A public hearing on a discharge permit related to Duke Energy’s planned coal-ash cleanup has been moved to Aug. 6, a day later than originally scheduled. Duke Energy is excavating and reburying...Show More Summary

Gibson Brothers to host 2015 IBMA Awards Show

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced The Gibson Brothers as hosts for the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards program. The awards show will be held on October 1 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC. This show, presented as […]

Today's Top 5: Wednesday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, July 15, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Beowulf at Duke Energy Theater • Tedeschi Trucks Band at Uptown Amphitheatre • Party in the Park w/ The Entertainers at Romare Bearden Park • Trivia at Ed's Tavern • The Art Books of Henri Matisse at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

This Abandoned Coal Mine In Scotland Is Now A Modern-Day Stonehenge

Coal is going out of business in Scotland. One duke and an inventive architect teamed up to replace it with revitalizing the community. In five years, Scotland plans to run on nothing but renewable energy. The country's few remaining coal mines are shutting down, leaving a question: How should towns deal with the ugly scars left behind by abandoned mines? Read Full Story

Why Duke’s International Business Is Extremely Important To The Company

Duke Energy's international energy business is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the company's future growth strategy, given the company’s access to the energy hungry Latin American market. The division, which operates in countries...Show More Summary

Coal Ash Wednesday: Swimming in industry propaganda

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Duke Energy hires a professional liar to represent their interests: Rudo and Duke’s expert, Lisa Bradley, a nationally known expert in coal ash toxicology, also clashed over the chemical element vanadium. They split over whether theShow More Summary

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

2 months 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

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

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

3 months 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

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