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Memo- Duke Energy and Costs of Coal Ash Cleanup

Memo on Duke Energy and Costs of Coal Ash Cleanup (pdf)

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Duke Energy’s Former CEO Says U.S. Utilities Must Adapt or Die

Michael Copley for SNL: Jim Rogers, the former chief executive of Duke Energy Corp., is advising utilities to change a century-old business model, and fast. Regulated power providers are under pressure on several fronts, including from declining electricity demand and higher levels of customer-generated power. At the same time, big infrastructure investments are needed to […]

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Q&A: Duke Energy, Biggest U.S. Utility, Says It Is Stepping Away From Coal

Cassandra Sweet for the Wall Street Journal: Utility executives are navigating a rapidly changing landscape: low prices, weak electricity demand and increasingly strict emissions rules. Duke Energy Corp., the giant utility based in Charlotte, N.C., is leading the charge among large, coal-heavy power producers toward natural gas, solar and wind power. But the company, which […]

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In Church’s Fight to Install Solar Panels, Duke Energy Is ‘on the Wrong Side of History’

Taft Wireback for the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record: Faith Community Church in downtown Greensboro is doubling the size and power of its rooftop solar system, which was installed last year using a method of financing for which the church is still awaiting state government approval. The local church is among leaders in a growing […]

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Data Bite: The Shrinking U.S. Coal-Fired Electricity Map; Here’s a Snapshot From Ohio

A Decline to 59 Percent of Power Generation in 2015 from 82 Percent in 2010

Where better to get a picture of the coal industry’s rapidly declining share of the electric generation pie in the U.S. than Ohio, a battleground state for energy issues?   Coal historically has made up the lion’s share of electricity generation in Ohio, and the coal industry has wielded the political clout to match. Even […]

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Top U.S. Utilities Report Plunge in Coal Consumption

Molly Christian and Neil E. Powell for SNL: Three of the largest U.S. coal-fired generators have not been spared by the downturn in 2015 power sector demand, even at their biggest plants, with consumption off by as much as a third from last year for some utilities. Coal burn has declined sharply in the past […]

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Duke Energy Is Closing More N.C. Coal-Fired Plants in Settlement Agreement

Darren Sweeney for SNL: Duke Energy Corp. will reduce emissions from its North Carolina coal plants and accelerate the closure of three units at its coal-fired G.G. Allen power plant as part of a settlement in a 15-year battle with the U.S. government and environmental advocates over alleged Clean Air Act violations. The U.S. EPA […]

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Media Monitor: Op-Ed Epiphany, Informed Comebacks, and Two Editorials of Note

The Governor of West Virginia Says He’s Looking Beyond Coal

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has a remarkable column in yesterday’s Charleston Gazette-Mail in which he lays out the beginning at least of a vision for a post-coal economy in a state that for generations has been so deeply connected to coal. Tomblin has been governor for only three years but has spent his […]

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Former Duke CEO Sees the Light on Solar

Bill Loveless, for USA Today: Jim Rogers spent 25 years as the chief executive of electric and natural gas utilities in the U.S., the last seven as head of Duke Energy, the biggest electric power company in the country. Now, in his retirement from the energy business, Rogers has taken on a new mission: Bringing […]

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Indiana Ratepayers May Be Stuck With Bill for Underperforming New Edwardsport Plant

John Russell in the Indianapolis Star: The plant, heralded by Duke Energy as a technological marvel and a producer of reliable, low-cost energy, has faced a string of construction, operating and maintenance setbacks. Now, a good chunk of the repair costs could be passed along to Duke Energy’s 790,000 customers in Indiana, who already are […]

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S. Carolina Initiative Pushes Duke to Expand Solar Commitment

“Right now it’s definitely an opportunity to have solar become more of a mainstream power source in the Southeast.” (WAFE) One Giant Step For Solar Power In South Carolina

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