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Duke Energy Gets 8 More Years to Clean Up Toxic Coal Ash in North Carolina

If new guidelines issued Wednesday go through, Duke Energy will have eight more years to clean up coal ash deposits in North Carolina. Environmental organizations say that's not fast enough, as criticism mounts against Gov. McCrory's administration and its alleged involvement in softening regulations affecting the energy giant.

Duke Energy will have to clean up its filthy coal ash sites … eventually

North Carolina regulators are finally taking some action, but they still want to go easy on the company.

Coal Ash Wednesday: More lawsuits on the way

Playing the game of risk: Spokespeople from basin owner Duke Energy and the Southern Environmental Law Center talked with Carolina Public Press earlier this month about their desired outcomes. Both indicated an expectation that their employers would consider legal action if DEQ doesn’t give them what they want. Show More Summary

North Carolina’s anti-trans governor is dangerously cozy with major polluter

Pat McCrory stands accused of letting Duke Energy off easy after serious pollution violations.

Lunch Break (5/5/16): Street theater for a cause outside Duke shareholder's meeting

Environmentalists performed a bit of street theater in front of the annual Duke Energy shareholder's meeting in Uptown this morning, staging a wedding for the "toxic marriage" of Duke CEO Lynn Good and Gov. Pat McCrory. Other actorvists...Show More Summary

Duke Energy Raises Clean Energy Goal 33%

Duke Energy says it expects to own or purchase 8,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass capacity by 2020 — a 33 percent jump from the old goal of 6,000 megawatts established in 2013. The largest utility in the US sets this new goal in its latest sustainability report. At the end of 2015, the […]

Utilities Commission levies excessive fine against NC WARN

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Doing the dirty work for Duke Energy: The N.C. Utilities Commission fined the group $60,000 and ordered it to stop the sales immediately and turn the solar project over to the Faith Community Church. “NC WARN’s electric sales to theShow More Summary

41 Oil & Gas Companies Agree to Cut Methane Emissions

Duke Energy, National Grid and TransCanada Pipelines are among the 41 energy companies that have agreed to voluntarily reduce their methane emissions as part of an EPA partnership program launched last week. The Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program builds upon the Natural Gas STAR Program, a voluntary partnership between the EPA and the oil […]

Dillon Brooks Won't Be Apologizing for the Energy and Swag That's Driving Oregon

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Dillon Brooks’ 22-point effort in Thursday’s victory over Duke resulted in two things for Oregon’s leading scorer. A spot in the Elite Eight for he and Ducks’ teammates. And a lecture from Coach K. Actually, make that...Show More Summary

?Duke Energy is taking poop power to a new level

Methane from pig and chicken waste will get piped to plants where it will be used to generate power for 10,000 homes

Duke Energy pushing its "cap and leak" plan vigorously

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

And contaminating the editorial pages in the process: Both capping and excavation closure approaches provide similar benefits to groundwater, and a spectrum of options is available to enhance its protection if needed. Excavation is not...Show More Summary

A Little Dirty Story

A year ago, North Carolina regulators issued a “do not drink” order for local water near coal “ash dump” sites run by the state’s power giant Duke Energy. Residents were warned not to drink or cook with the water because officials said...Show More Summary

How Duke Energy’s Grid Modernization Effort Will Benefit Indiana Customers

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) joined a settlement filed this week for Duke Energy’s grid modernization plan. The settlement calls for Duke – the largest utility in the country, which serves over 800,000 Indiana households – to invest $1.4 billion over the next seven years to improve its electric grid. read more

The Coal Ash Money Train -- North Carolina's Poisoned Democracy

North Carolinians know this story well: On February 2, 2014, a security guard noticed low water levels in a coal ash pond at Duke Energy's Dan River site. A storm water pipe underneath the pond had burst and was draining coal ash directly into the Dan River. Show More Summary

Companies Are Benefiting as Utilities Move from Coal-to-Gas

When Duke Energy broke ground on a new 1,640 megawatt combined-cycle natural gas plant in Citrus County, Florida, it signified a new start — a new beginning for both the utility and the industry in which it has been a part. Indeed, it’s all part of the massive wave from coal-to-gas in a move that […]

Duke Energy Ditching Its Coal Plants While Embracing Natural Gas And Renewables

3 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

At the Democratic debate on Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton said that U.S. energy policy is moving from coal to gas, and eventually, to a lot more renewables. Who agrees? Surprisingly, the nation’s largest utility does: Duke Energy. As it weaves it way through the evolving energy and environmental landscape, the Charlotte-based [...]

Rural Electric Cooperatives Improve Energy Efficiency with On-Bill Financing

Most Americans think their electricity comes from large power companies. In North Carolina, my home state, that might mean Duke Energy or Dominion Resources. But did you know that 42 million people in 47 states get their electricity from electric cooperatives? read more

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Inside The Renewable Energy Battles Shaping North Carolina's Future

Inside the renewable energy battles shaping North Carolina's future; Duke calls for collaboration as activists and GOP lawmakers fight over clean energy incentives Herman K. Trabish, June 18, 2015 (Utility Dive) click to enlarge While...Show More Summary

Battle Over Solar Energy’s Future In North Carolina Heats Up As Bipartisan Bills and Civil Protests Mount Against Duke Energy’s Obstructionism

Around the nation, big utility companies are successfully lobbying lawmakers and regulators to restrict individual and corporate access to solar power, denying people significant savings on electricity bills and the opportunity to take...Show More Summary

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