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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

3 weeks 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

last monthUS 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

last monthUS 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

2 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

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 

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

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

2 months 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

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

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.

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