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Coal Ash Wednesday: Insurance companies say "Nope" on paying for cleanup

4 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

One big reason Duke Energy is trying to make us pay: Dozens of insurance companies say they’re not obligated to help pay for Duke Energy Corp.’s multi-billion dollar coal ash cleanup because the nation’s largest electric company long...Show More Summary

An electric company wants customers to pay to clean up water it contaminated.

Duke Energy wants to raise electricity rates on North Carolina residents to fix its mistakes.

Pols Set Solar Against Wind In North Carolina

North Carolina wind moratorium threatens hard-won solar compromise; A last-minute hold on siting new wind farms could unravel a solar reform bill crafted by Duke and renewable energy advocates Herman K. Trabish, July 6, 2017 (Utility...Show More Summary

Coal Ash Wednesday: Importing 150,000 tons of ash from India?

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Try to wrap your mind around this one: As Duke Energy continues a state-ordered cleanup of millions of tons of potentially toxic coal ash, an Ohio company won approval Tuesday to store even more ash imported from India in North Carolina. The...Show More Summary

North Carolina OKs lined landfill for Duke Energy coal ash

Environmental regulators have approved Duke Energy's plan for a lined landfill at a coastal North Carolina power plant so coal ash can be deposited there. The state Department of Environmental … Click to Continue »

Pollution cuts solar energy production by up to 35%

We may be sabotaging our efforts to generate clean energy. New research from a team led by Duke University found polluted air can reduce solar energy output by 25 percent. And areas with some of the highest investment in solar power are those impacted the most: China, the Arabian Peninsula, and India.[...]

Energy program on chopping block, but new data suggest it works

Do energy efficiency "audits" really benefit companies over time? An interdisciplinary team of Duke researchers (economist Gale Boyd, statistician Jerome "Jerry" Reiter, and doctoral student Nicole Dalzell) have been tackling this question as it applies to a long-running Department of Energy (DOE) effort that is slated for elimination under President Trump's proposed budget.

Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production

(Duke University) Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust. The first study of its kind shows airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells is cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts of the world. Show More Summary

I duke it out with Duke

An enthusiastic cast populates the comedy Billie, and their energy almost makes up for the fact that the script they are working with isn’t all that funny. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

Duke Energy Behind North Carolina’s Proposed Solar Policy Change

Solar companies created thousands of jobs on the back of a decades-old law. Now, the the state’s utility wants to rewrite it. Duke Energy Behind North Carolina’s Proposed Solar Policy Change was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Insurers: We're off the hook, Duke Energy knew coal ash risk

Dozens of insurance companies say they're not obligated to help pay for Duke Energy Corp.'s multi-billion dollar coal ash cleanup because the nation's largest electric company long knew about but … Click to Continue »

Coal Ash Wednesday: Time to pay the Polluting Piper

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Duke Energy seeks hundreds of millions in increased rates to clean up their own mess: The Company is requesting recovery of ash basin closure compliance costs incurred since January 1, 2015, in the approximate amount of $66 million per...Show More Summary

NC attorney general intervenes in Duke Energy rate request

North Carolina's attorney general is intervening in Duke Energy's bid for regulators to approve an average 15 percent rate increase. Attorney General Josh Stein said Tuesday he's getting involved because … Click to Continue »

Nike Kyrie 3 Black Ice

Kyrie Irving is currently duking it out against the Warriors in the Finals which means that Nike is putting a little extra energy into his sneakers. Continue reading…

Duke Energy unit seeks 15 percent rate hike on NC customers

One of Duke Energy's two North Carolina operating divisions said Thursday it wants to raise electricity rates by an average of 14.9 percent to pay for cleaning up coal ash … Click to Continue »

Duke Energy-Backed Bill Takes Aim at Solar in North Carolina

If a state bill backed by Duke Energy should become law, it will mean a lot less competition in North Carolina's solar market.

Duke Energy hampering investments in NC Solar farms

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

It's all about the duration of contracts: One of the nation’s biggest solar developers is challenging Duke Energy’s purchases of solar energy in a case before the North Carolina Utilities Commission. The complaint by California-based Cypress Creek Renewables focuses on an arcane topic – the term of power-purchase contracts by Duke. Show More Summary

Duke Energy spars with Civil Rights museum over power bills

The nation's largest utility already turned off the lights during Black History Month at a museum honoring the lunch-counter sit-in that sparked the 1960s civil rights movement. Now it's threatening … Click to Continue »

Coal Ash Wednesday: Duke Energy's clever plan to charge us for cleanup operations

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Make deals with municipal power entities first, everybody else will be forced to follow: Duke Energy has taken a first, major step toward billing consumers for its coal ash woes by making cost-share deals with several dozen North Carolina...Show More Summary

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