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Duke Energy reports errors, weather led to bill complaints

Duke Energy says internal billing errors, misread power meters and a cold December led to customer complaints of high utility bills in Terre Haute and Greencastle. Duke Energy Indiana President … Click to Continue »

Duke Energy positioning itself for coal ash-related rate increase

Apparently profits are more important than fairness and responsibility: Duke Energy responded sharply Wednesday to criticism from the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office and others who have questioned the utility’s opening moveShow More Summary

Tiny thermophotovoltaic device harvests energy from infrared wavelengths

Waste heat could be a valuable source of energy - if only we could find a way to capture it efficiently. Now two Duke University researchers have a plan to do just that. They have developed a new thermophotovoltaic device that harvests energy from waste heat by capturing infrared wavelengths.[...]

Gold-plated crystals set new standard for natural gas detectors

(Duke University) Materials scientists and engineers have developed a sensor that is fast, sensitive and efficient enough to detect specific wavelengths of electromagnetic energy while on the move. The technology could actively scan areas for methane or natural gas leaks, monitor the health of vast fields of crops or quickly sort plastics for recycling.

Coal Ash Wednesday: The legal battle over cleanup costs begins

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Duke Energy is hoping to fleece ratepayers, but the AG's office is watching: The coal ash costs that Duke Energy seeks to recover are out-of-the-ordinary and very concerning because they may result in large rate increases for consumers. Show More Summary

Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) Holds 2nd Annual Indoor Nationals

Louisville, KY – On March 17, 2017 nearly 500 shooters from more than 16 states attended the Scholastic 3-D Archery Indoor Nationals. The S3DA Nationals were held in conjunction with the NFAA Indoor Nationals at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Show More Summary

Duke Energy to add more carcinogens to already impaired waters

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

I guess they're not worried about the EPA anymore: As part of its 2015 criminal plea agreement, Duke Energy admitted that bromide discharged into rivers and lakes from its coal ash operations have caused carcinogens to form in downstream drinking water systems. Show More Summary

Duke Energy shareholders meeting to be online-only affair

The largest U.S. electric company says its annual shareholders meeting in May will be its first without a physical gathering, with all business conducted and questions answered only online. Duke Energy...

Sunday News: Cause & effect version

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

WATER OPTIONS OFFERED TO RESIDENTS NEAR LUMBERTON COAL ASH SITE (Fayetteville Observer) -- Duke Energy is offering residents who live near a coal ash site $5,000 if they agree not to sue the company. The offer was discussed during aShow More Summary

Light-driven reaction converts carbon dioxide into fuel

(Duke University) Duke University researchers have developed tiny nanoparticles that help convert carbon dioxide into methane using only ultraviolet light as an energy source. Having found a catalyst that can do this important chemistry using ultraviolet light, the team now hopes to develop a version that would run on natural sunlight, a potential boon to alternative energy.

Light-driven reaction converts carbon dioxide into fuel

Duke University researchers have developed tiny nanoparticles that help convert carbon dioxide into methane using only ultraviolet light as an energy source.

Why Duke Just Bought This Solar Energy Portfolio In California

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) recently acquired a portfolio of three solar power projects from SunPower Corporation. The deal takes Duke’s overall solar power generation capacity to 2,900 MW, but it has grown by over 50% in the past year or so.

Saturday News: Duke Energy's economic blackmail

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

COAL ASH PITS: DUKE ENERGY TELLS NEIGHBORS TO WAIVE CLAIMS (WRAL-TV) -- Neighbors living near Duke Energy Corp's coal ash pits in North Carolina are being told they have to give up the option of suing over any future water problems if they want extra compensation from the utility. Show More Summary

Absorbing electromagnetic energy while avoiding the heat

Electrical engineers at Duke University have created the world's first electromagnetic metamaterial made without any metal. The device's ability to absorb electromagnetic energy without heating up has direct applications in imaging, sensing and lighting.

Absorbing electromagnetic energy while avoiding the heat

(Duke University) Electrical engineers at Duke University have created the world's first structured metamaterial made without metal that can absorb electromagnetic energy. The advance has direct applications in imaging, sensing and lighting.

Duke Energy Gets Slap On Wrist For Deceiving Federal Energy Regulators

Duke Energy agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty yesterday to the U.S. Department of Justice for violating federal antitrust laws in connection with the purchase of a power plant in Florida last year. In 2015, Duke Energy Florida, the state’s second largest utility, purchased the 590 megawatt (MW) Osprey Energy [...]

NC: Duke Energy Pledges $1M to Car Charging

Electric vehicles got a boost Thursday from a Duke Energy grant program that earmarks about $1 million for 210 charging stations statewide, including more than two dozen in the Piedmont Triad.

Duke Energy apologizes for 2014 Ohio River diesel spill

Duke Energy enters guilty plea for 9,000-gallon diesel spill in Ohio River.        

Utility Warms Up to Electric Vehicles

Electric utilities have been slow to electrify their truck fleets, but that may be changing. Duke Energy signed a letter of interest to buy trucks from Workhorse Group, which plans to sell plug-in electric pickup trucks in 2018.

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