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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Duke Energy
Duke Energy ( of distribution lines. Almost all of Duke Energy's Midwest generation comes from coal, natural gas or oil, while half of its Carolinas generation comes from its nuclear power plants. During 2006, Duke Energy generated 148,798,332 megawatt-hours of electrical energy. - Source: Wikipedia
A bill backed by key North Carolina lawmakers would require Duke Energy to close all of its coal ash dumps across the state within 15 years, with much of the toxic material going into lined landfills.
A group of Democrats in the North Carolina House has introduced a bill that would forbid Duke Energy from passing the costs of cleaning up its coal ash dumps on to its electricity customers.
Asheville residents have filed more complaints in recent months about how Duke Energy is trimming trees growing near power lines.
Federal environmental officials said Thursday that they have reached a deal with Duke Energy to clean up its mess from a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River that coated 70 miles of the waterway in North Carolina and Virginia with toxic gray sludge.
EPA reaches deal with Duke Energy to clean up coal ash spilled from plant into NC river.
A North Carolina appeals court is rejecting a clean-energy group's bid to reopen a probe into whether Duke Energy misled state utilities regulators before becoming the country's largest electric company.
The removal of a 2,500-ton deposit of coal ash in the Dan River from a spill in North Carolina has begun in Danville.
Two top Republicans in the North Carolina Senate introduced a bill Wednesday they say will curb the threat of pollution from coal ash dumps, three months after a massive spill at a Duke Energy plant coated 70 miles of the Dan River in gray sludge.
Duke Energy Renewables says a proposed wind turbine project in northeastern Kentucky is no longer planned.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport says it doesn't want coal ash from a Duke Energy power plant buried under a planned new runway or other airport infrastructure.
Water with traces of a radioactive hydrogen isotope has leaked at a nuclear power plant in South Carolina, but federal regulators said Thursday workers and the public were not at risk.
A North Carolina judge says a coalition of environmental groups can participate in the state's enforcement action against Duke Energy for groundwater pollution leaching from the company's coal ash dumps.
A lawyer representing North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says the state Supreme Court should lay out rules for how regulators should consider the consumer impact of electricity rate increases.
Duke Energy's chief executive on Thursday touted the company's accomplishments over the past year, but some shareholders focused on a massive coal ash spill that coated 70-miles of a North Carolina River in toxic sludge.
North Carolina's public pension funds, which own a piece of Duke Energy, will use their influence to try to force Duke's board of directors to bring in new blood and improve oversight of the cleanup of a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a river with toxic sludge, state Treasurer Janet Cowell said Wednesday.