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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.

Monday News: 4th branch of NC government

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

DUKE ENERGY PAC SPENDS WIDELY IN THE HALLS OF POWER (Greensboro News & Record) -- As one of North Carolina’s most visible and powerful corporations, Duke Energy relies on an employee-funded political action committee to help elect federal and state officials likely to take its side in regulatory issues and to promote the energy industry in general. Show More Summary

Duke Energy Continues to be Haunted by Coal Ash Leaks

After Hurricane Matthew hit in the middle of October, it unleashed a potentially different disaster: over-flooded coal ash ponds, which then spilled into North Carolina's section of the Neuse River.

Duke Energy Touts Solar Grants To North Carolina Schools While Holding Back Solar Industry

On September 20, Duke Energy announced a $300,000 investment to install solar panel systems at up to 10 North Carolina schools. Numerous media outlets summarized Duke’s press release, hailing the company for its charity to schools and...Show More Summary

Metamaterial "Lego" creates simple, energy efficient "3D acoustic holograms" from any speaker

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A group of engineers from Duke University have developed a way to create acoustic "holograms" that promise to be as magical as visual holograms seemed when they first appeared – all by placing an array of 3D-printed acoustic building...Show More Summary

Duke Energy Quarterly (DEQ) report: Only a teency amount of coal ash leaked

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Nothin' to see here, folks. Move along: Duke Energy says on-site inspections at the H.F. Lee plant confirm that only a minimal amount of coal ash came out of an inactive ash pond inundated by the post-Hurricane Matthew flooding near Goldsboro. Show More Summary

Kickstarter Spotlight: Werewolf Run

A few weeks ago I attended the Cincinnati Comic Expo held at the Duke energy Center. Once of the things The post Kickstarter Spotlight: Werewolf Run appeared first on Rogues Portal.

Victory for Dukeville: Coal ash to be removed

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Of course it took a lawsuit to make it happen: On Tuesday the Yadkin Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, reached a settlement with Duke Energy that requires the removal of all the...Show More Summary

What Does Duke Energy’s Buyout of Piedmont Natural Gas Mean for Energy Markets?

It was not really a surprise. It's really more of a sign. Now that Duke Energy has received its final approval from North Carolina's utility regulators to merge with Piedmont Natural Gas, it will help facilitate the national move from coal to natural gas.

Coal Ash Wednesday: Stith's refusal to testify begs the question

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

What is he trying to hide? Stith declined, on advice of attorney, to answer questions about coal ash pollution, the interaction between Duke Energy and state government, or about enforcement efforts against the utility. But he agreed...Show More Summary

Lunch Break (10/3/16): Arrest made in Villa Heights murder; Greenpeace responds to Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas merger

Police have arrested a man in the murder of William Phillips, 45, in the Villa Heights neighborhood last Friday.…

How Duke’s Solar and Battery Microgrid Is Weathering Disruptive Grid Events

Duke Energy has spent years building out its concept of a utility-controlled microgrid, one that can be put together from standard parts and rolled out to customers at large. But the real tests of whether its technology is ready to move...Show More Summary

High Arsenic levels reveal dangers of de-watering

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Of course, Duke Energy spokesbot sez "No big deal": Scott said the water tested was contaminated with arsenic at a level four times higher than the surface water safety standard. Nearby neighbors were disturbed by the findings. "We are...Show More Summary

Black Man In A White Coat

By Damon Tweedy People Like Us It was a hot late-summer morning, a month into my first year as a Duke medical student. The classroom of nearly 100 students buzzed with energy. After a few weeks of mostly tedious lectures that seemedShow More Summary

Norway’s $900 Billion Government Pension Fund Excludes Duke Energy Over Coal

Norges Bank, in administering Norway’s $900 billion Government Pension Fund, has decided to exclude Duke Energy and its subsidiaries based on the risk of severe environmental damage. Earlier this year, Norges Bank announced that it would...Show More Summary

More questions than answers on Duke Energy's "alternate" water supply

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Not all water filtration systems are alike: After decades of neglect by previous administrations, North Carolina is finally on track to permanently solve the long-ignored coal ash problem. Recent media reports have overlooked updates to the coal ash law that speak directly to the concerns we’ve heard from residents near Duke Energy facilities. Show More Summary

The ramifications of the latest coal ash legislation

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

With great power comes blatant irresponsibility: Duke Energy is looking at its plans to close the 14 coal ash sites in light of a law passed by the state General Assembly and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory, Brooks said. "Changes in the legislation...Show More Summary

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