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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

2 days agoUS 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 […]

Coal Ash Wednesday: Starve the coal, feed the frackers

Duke Energy to replace coal plant with natural gas plant: Duke Energy spokesman Dave Scanzoni says with projected population growth in North Carolina, the energy supplier was looking for a way to meet practical needs and local demand...Show More Summary

Duke Energy wants to expand solar in SC by 108 MW

Duke Energy is making moves to bring additional solar to South Carolina, with a new agreement filed with the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC). The agreement will add to a Distributed Energy Resources program  the utility recently filed, which is meant to grow solar capacity in the area — from around 2 megawatts (MW) to […]

Duke pollution investigation extends to NC agency

Rachel Maddow shares reporting that the U.S. attorney investigation into the spilling of toxic coal ash by Duke Energy likely extends to North Carolina's...

Duke Energy, Too, Makes an Apology

Summary: Oh my gosh. Hardly had we finished posting on AMTRAK’s apology for its Philadelphia train crash, then we noted Duke Energy’s full-page of contrition in The Wall Street Journal for coal ash pollution of the Dan River in North Carolina in a February 2014 spill there. Proud old Duke Energy! The add was part of a plea agreement...

Duke Energy Fined $102M for Clean Water Act Crimes

Three subsidiaries of Duke Energy, the largest utility in the US, pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at several of its North Carolina facilities and agreed to pay a $68 million criminal fine and spend $34 million on environmental projects and land conservation to benefit rivers and wetlands in North […]

After Duke guilty verdict, fears and questions linger about coal ash

Duke Energy may have been hauled into federal court and smacked with a $102-million penalty for polluting North Carolina rivers with potentially toxic coal ash, but that didn’t do much for the tainted well water at Barbara Morales’ house.

Brush strokes of the Duke Energy whitewash

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Wait, I could have sworn I saw a crime being committed here: Today's decision by Judge Malcolm Howard officially closes this chapter in our company's history. We've used the Dan River incident as an opportunity to set a new, industry-leading standard for the management of coal ash. Show More Summary

Duke Energy admits guilt in coal ash case

Rachel Maddow reports on the guilty plea by Duke Energy to nine criminal violations of the federal Clean Water Act, vindicating Riverkeeper activists who...

Duke Energy fined $102 million in coal ash spill

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Company pleads guilty after massive spill in North Carolina coated 70 miles of the Dan River in sludge

Duke Energy pleads guilty to environmental crimes in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - Duke Energy Corp pleaded guilty on Thursday to environmental crimes over a North Carolina power plant's coal ash spill into a river and management of coal ash basins in the state, U.S. prosecutors said.

BREAKING: Duke Energy Pleads Guilty To Nine Environmental Crimes, Agrees To Pay $102 Million

The fine is a result of the utility company's years of dumping coal waste into North Carolina’s rivers. The post BREAKING: Duke Energy Pleads Guilty To Nine Environmental Crimes, Agrees To Pay $102 Million appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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