Duke Energy

NEW RICHMOND, Ohio -- A containment boom is deployed on the Ohio River to deal with a fuel oil spill. (Photo by Dwayne Slavey)
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Diesel spill at Duke Energy plant leaks thousands of gallons of fuel oil into Ohio River

NEW RICHMOND — “Thousands of gallons of diesel fuel spilled out onto the Ohio River after an incident at a power plant early Tuesday. The Coast Guard said it estimated about 8,000 gallons of fuel spilled out from Duke Energy’s W.C. Beckjord power station outside of Cincinnati. …Officials said the three […]

Write the US EPA: Reduce carbon emissions from Ohio coal plants
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Write the US EPA: Reduce carbon emissions from Ohio coal plants

Ohio is at a crossroads about the future of energy use in our state. As ratepayers we need to speak out now. First Energy, American Electric Power and Duke Energy have submitted plans to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for financial bailouts of some of their most outdated […]

A proposal by FirstEnergy would essentially guarantee a buyer for power from its Sammis power plant near Stratton, Ohio, and other facililties. (Photo by Chris Dilts via Creative Commons)
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FirstEnergy touts benefits of plan critics decry as ‘bailout’

COLUMBUS — “FirstEnergy says a proposed deal between its regulated Ohio utilities and their unregulated generation affiliate would create a windfall for ratepayers. However, the utility has been opaque about releasing information that could shed light on this claim. …Either way, FirstEnergy’s plan presumably builds anticipated costs into the contract […]

Electricity companies seek some regulation
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Electricity companies seek some regulation

COLUMBUS — “Three of Ohio’s four largest utilities — companies that rarely agree on anything — are teaming up in an attempt to dial back on deregulation. The companies — American Electric Power, Duke Energy and FirstEnergy — are asking state regulators to guarantee profits on a select number of […]

Cleanup of Dan River ash sparks backlash
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Cleanup of Dan River ash sparks backlash

CHARLOTTE, NC — “Most of the Duke Energy coal ash that spilled into the Dan River in February will stay there, creating a rift between regulators and river advocates over the cleanup. Duke said this week that contractors have finished dredging the largest of the deposits, 2,500 tons of ash […]

The coal ash pond at Duke Energy’s Skyland plant in Asheville. (Photo: Citizen-Times file photo )
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Duke ordered to test near homes for coal chemicals

ASHEVILLE, NC — “North Carolina’s environmental agency has ordered Duke Energy to install monitoring wells in a residential neighborhood outside Asheville to determine whether toxic chemicals from the company’s coal ash pits are contaminating homeowners’ drinking water. During tests at five homes last fall, traces of thallium were detected in […]

Duke Energy engineers and contractors survey the site of a coal ash spill at the Dan River power plant in Eden, North Carolina, on February 5.
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Reports show engineers warned Duke about pipe

GREENSBORO, NC — “Documents summoned Tuesday by a grand jury investigating the Dan River spill show that Duke Energy received clear warnings about its Eden-area coal ash basin decades before this winter’s calamity. The documents from the N.C. Utilities Commission include engineering reports from 1986 and 1992 that highlight potential […]

Duke Energy officially begins its clean up of the Dan River from the coal ash spill on Monday, May 12, 2014, in Danville, Va.
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New analysis says Duke can pay for ash cleanup without rate hikes

GREENSBORO, NC — “Duke Energy does not need to raise its customers’ power bills to clean up its coal-ash mess, a think tank in Cleveland, Ohio, reported today. ‘Duke Energy and its subsidiary, Duke Energy Carolinas, is well positioned to provide the needed financial resources to cover the estimated $2-10 […]

Duke Energy shareholders sue over coal ash spill
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Duke Energy shareholders sue over coal ash spill

MASSAPEQUA PARK, NY — “Two shareholders of Charlotte, NC-based Duke Energy have filed suit against the company, accusing it of negligence surrounding the February 2nd spill of about 39,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River, near Eden, NC, that created a polluted slick stretching some 70 miles. The […]

Duke Energy begins coal-ash dredging in Dan River
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Duke Energy begins coal-ash dredging in Dan River

DANVILLE, VA — “With the clatter of heavy machinery, the cleanup of the ash-laden Dan River will begin in earnest this week. The biggest ash deposit yet found in the Dan, following a Feb. 2 spill 25 miles upriver at Duke Energy’s Dan River power plant, lies on the bottom […]