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The Earls of Leicester Win Big at International Bluegrass Music Awards

Bluegrass music filled the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Thursday night as the 26th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards were presented. The big winners of the night were bluegrass supergroup the Earls of Leicester, who took the trophies for Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year...

2015 IBMA Award winners

Last night at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, NC, the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards were distributed. It was the year of the Earl’s of Leicester, who took 6 of the 17 trophies, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year. They became so blasé […]

Duke Energy joins the MESA Standards Alliance

Duke Energy has joined MESA to drive the development of communication specifications for energy storage systems.Duke Energy joins a dozen equipment manufacturers, software suppliers, and public and private utilities, whose objectiveShow More Summary

Sierra Hull sez… watch the Awards Show tonight online!

Don’t forget, the International Bluegrass Music Awards will be broadcast live tonight online from You can see all your favorite bluegrass stars accepting their trophies from the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, NC, along with live stage performance from Steep Canyon Rangers and Edie Brickell, Flatt Lonesome, […]

Open thread for night owls: Polluter king Duke Energy gets another sweet deal in North Carolina

This is what parts of the Dan River looked like after Duke Energy leaked 35 million gallons of coal ash into in February 2014. Sarah Lazare at Common Dreams writes—Duke Energy 'Settlement' Slashes Fine, Grants Amnesty for Coal Ash Pollution: North...Show More Summary

North Carolina’s CYA move on coal ash

Back in March, the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources, now the Department of Environmental Quality, made news – and Duke Energy mad – when it fined the company $25.1 million dollars for groundwater contamination near its Sutton coal ash waste pits. Show More Summary

Coal Ash Wednesday: DEQ rolls over for $7 million

3 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

They might as well join Duke Energy's legal team: The company is settling a fine from earlier this year for $7 million. The amount is short of what the state originally wanted, and it looks like Duke could get a lot more out of the agreement in the future. Show More Summary

North Carolina Settles With Duke Energy Over Coal Ash Groundwater Contamination, Ratepayers May Shoulder Costs

This is a guest post by Rhiannon Fionn, an independent investigative journalist and filmmaker in post-production on the documentary film “Coal Ash Chronicles.”   North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality today announced aShow More Summary

IBMA Awards to stream live on Music City Roots

On Thursday, October 1, The International Bluegrass Music Awards show will be offered as a live, online video stream from the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, NC at 7:30 p.m. The stream will be offered at no charge to online viewers from the Music City Roots […]

Big week for coal-ash happenings in N.C.

Unless you haven’t been paying any attention at all, you are aware that North Carolina has a shitton of coal ash. And by “North Carolina” I really mean “Duke Energy.” This week both the company and activists held events on the topic...


North Carolina: The next big utility-solar showdown?; Renewables advocates say they can pass solar reforms with or without Duke Energy's support Herman K. Trabish, March 24, 2015 (Utility Dive) The lawmaker sponsoring a major solar bill...Show More Summary

Which companies are blocking climate change progress? InfluenceMap wants you to know

The UK-based non-profit InfluenceMap gave Koch Industries and Duke Energy failing marks on climate action.

Fracking Accounts for 1% of US Industrial Water Use

Water used in fracking makes up less than 1 percent of total industrial water use in the US, according to a study by Duke University. Energy companies used nearly 250 billion gallons of water to extract unconventional shale gas and oil from hydraulically fractured wells in the US between 2005 and 2014, according to the study. […]

Today's Top 5: Tuesday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Sept. 15, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • The Money Shot at Duke Energy Theater • Swarming Branch, Bo White Y Su Orquesta at Snug Harbor • Tom Segrua at The Comedy Zone • Careless Romantic, Grey Revell, Glimpses at Milestone • Charlotte Comedy Awards at Crown Station Pub …

Major Firms, White House Launch Smart City Initiative

Bank of America, General Electric, Duke Energy, Autodesk, Microsoft and Cisco Systems are among the founding partners of the White House’s smart cities initiative announced yesterday that will invest more than $160 million in federal research and leverage more than 25 new technology collaborations to help local communities. The initiative, called Envision America, aims to […]

Duke Energy Settlement: Spend $4.4M on Environmental Projects, Cut Coal Emissions

Duke Energy will spend $4.4 million on environmental mitigation projects and pay a $975,000 civil penalty as part of a settlement reached with the EPA and US Department of Justice. The settlement, announced yesterday, resolves long-standing claims that Duke violated the federal Clean Air Act by unlawfully modifying 13 coal-fired electricity generating units located at […]

Today's Top 5: Thursday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Sept. 10, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • The Money Shot at Duke Energy Theater • Holy Ghost Tent Revival at Evening Muse • Modernism + Film at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art • Yiasou Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral • Alive After Five at EpiCentre …

Small-Scale Solar Energy Companies Push Duke Energy To Back North Carolina Tax Credits

A coalition of a number of small-scale North Carolina–based solar energy providers recently sent an open letter to Duke Energy asking for the huge utility company to publicly back a 2-year extension of North Carolina’s renewable energy...Show More Summary

Excerpts from Duke Energy's Quarterly Earning Call

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Rumors of their struggling are greatly exaggerated: In June, we completed our $1.5 billion accelerated stock repurchase ahead of schedule. Further, last month we announced that the Board of Directors increased the quarterly dividend to $0.825 per share, doubling the annual growth rate to around 4 percent. Show More Summary

Duke Energy self-reports "no contamination found" in Lumberton

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

In a related story, Fluffy the dog says, "I don't know who tore up that couch pillow, but I'll keep an eye out." Tests near the coal ash site at the closed Weatherspoon Power Plant in Lumberton show no hazardous levels of toxic material, Duke Energy officials said Thursday. Show More Summary

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