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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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IEEFA Update (Corrected): Wind in the Wires, and More on the Way

30 States Have Projects Under Construction or in Advanced Development

Wind power is a rapidly growing source of electricity in the U.S., doubling its share of generation in just five years, to 4.9 percent in 2015. The declining cost of wind power, along with cheap natural gas, has put tremendous financial pressure on both coal-fired and nuclear power plants, and is changing the mix of fuels […]

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On the Blogs: Electric Cooperatives in Southern U.S. ‘Frozen in the 1950s’

From Looking at all available information on 313 cooperatives and their governance and representation structure in the twelve-state southern region, the Rural Power Project found that time had stopped and the leadership structure of many of rural electric cooperatives seemed “frozen in the fifties.” The report examined available documents revealing governance and representation patterns […]

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Audio: Our Comments on Pipeline-Overbuild Risks in Appalachia

Risks Associated With Natural Gas Infrastructure Expansion in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia

We’ve just posted this audio from our press conference earlier this week on our new study, “Risks Associated With Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion Across Appalachia.”  In addition to comments from IEEFA, the audio includes remarks by Joe Lovett, executive director of Appalachian Mountain Advocates. The report examines the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would traverse West Virginia […]

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IEEFA Study: FERC at Fault in Pipeline Overbuild

Joe Fisher for Natural Gas Intelligence: The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) singled out the Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC (ACP) and Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) projects in its report, “Risks Associated With Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion in Appalachia.” IEEFA recommended that the project applications be suspended “until a regional planning process […]

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How Keystone Set a Template for Pipeline Opposition Nationally

Melissa Cronin for Grist: “Another Pipeline Rejected” is now the go-to headline for updates on new fossil fuel infrastructure in the United States. Does the growing file of scrapped pipeline plans forecast the “Keystone-ization” of our energy future? Yes — proposals for pipelines to transport oil and natural gas are being brought down by public […]

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IEEFA Report: Two Pipelines Proposed for Construction From West Virginia Into Virginia and North Carolina Show Overbuilding by Natural Gas Industry

CLEVELAND, APRIL 27, 2016 (IEEFA) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today published a study concluding that  natural gas pipelines proposed for construction from West Virginia into Virginia and North Carolina are indicative of a rush toward industry overbuilding. The study, “Risks Associated With Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion Across Appalachia,” examines […]

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North Carolina Commission, Ruling for Duke Energy, Blocks Third-Party Solar Development

Bruce Henderson for the Charlotte Observer: The N.C. Utilities Commission has rejected a Durham advocacy group’s test of a state law that allows only utilities to directly sell renewable energy. The group, NC WARN, installed solar panels on the roof of a Greensboro church and sold electricity to the church. In asking the commission to […]

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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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$6 Billion in Clean Energy Impacts in North Carolina in 2015

Steve DeVane for the Fayetteville Observer: The renewable energy industry brought billions of dollars into North Carolina and created thousands of jobs in the state last year, according to the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association. The association is releasing its 2015 North Carolina Clean Energy Industry Census today. The association revealed some information about the […]

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Doubt Surrounds Mining Industry’s Cleanup Promises

Leigh Paterson for Using data from the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Inside Energy calculated that, in the top 10 coal producing states, more than 1 million acres of land have been “disturbed” for coal mining operations. Reclaiming those mines, filling them with dirt and recreating the ecosystem that once was […]

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