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Duke Energy names new CEO
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Duke Energy names new CEO

CHARLOTTE, NC — “Duke Energy on Tuesday announced that its board of directors has unanimously elected Lynn Good to succeed Jim Rogers as president and chief executive officer. Good, currently Duke’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, will assume her new role July 1. Rogers will continue to serve […]

Inefficient combustion contributes to pollution
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Inefficient combustion contributes to pollution

CINCINNATI — “The article could have been more explicit when noting “fuel combustion” as the major source of our soot; the number one source is the inefficient combustion of coal in Duke Energy’s power plants. Rcently Duke agreed to retire its worst polluting boiler units, including those at Beckjord in […]

Coal power plants may be razed or sold once closed
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Coal power plants may be razed or sold once closed

COLUMBUS — “The shutdowns will eliminate toxic compounds, including mercury, along with pollutants that cause smog and soot. But what will become of these plants after the lights go out? There are other environmental hazards at coal-fired plants, including asbestos, contaminated soil in coal yards, ash lagoons and landfills, and […]

Utilities give coal the heave-ho
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Utilities give coal the heave-ho

Power plants abandon longtime staple for generating electricity as price of natural gas plummets NEW YORK, NY — “U.S. electric utilities are renegotiating coal contracts and finding other ways to reduce coal deliveries as a mild winter and competition from less-expensive natural gas combine to weaken demand for power plants’ […]

Cincinnati dumps Duke Energy
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Cincinnati dumps Duke Energy

CINCINNATI — “This is big news. The announcement is the culmination of a campaign that started last fall, when Ohio Citizen Action and Greenpeace ran a successful ballot initiative to allow the City to bargain for electricity on behalf of its residents. The voters passed the initiative by a resounding […]

7 areas pool electric demand
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7 areas pool electric demand

HAMILTON CO — “Residents of seven Hamilton County municipalities will have the opportunity to save about 24 percent on the generation portion of their electric bills starting in May, under an aggregation agreement with Dayton-based DP&L Energy. The municipalities are the cities of Cheviot and Springdale; the villages of Amberley, […]

Has Big Coal lost its power?
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Has Big Coal lost its power?

NEW YORK, NY — “In the world of energy politics, the sudden vanishing of the word ‘coal’ is a remarkable and unprecedented event. As anyone who is reading this surely knows, there is no energy source that is more emblematic of the past than coal.  We still burn nearly a […]

Coal’s share of total U.S. electricity generation falls below 40% in November and December
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Coal’s share of total U.S. electricity generation falls below 40% in November and December

WASHINGTON, DC — “Although still the largest single fuel for electricity generation, coal’s share of monthly power generation in the United States dropped below 40% in November and December 2011. The last time coal’s share of total generation was below 40% for a monthly total was March 1978. A combination […]

Pollution control market to top $9bn by 2017, report says
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Pollution control market to top $9bn by 2017, report says

FORT COLLINS, CO — “The global air pollution control equipment market should grow significantly once utility, oil and gas companies comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations such as the EPA’s Maximum Achievable Control Technology rules, according to research by business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Analysis of the Global Air […]

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Small industrial boilers: A big burden on Ohio’s air?

COLUMBUS — “A new analysis is shedding light on a little-known source of toxic air pollution. Industrial boilers are the on-site power plants used by major industrial operations. They are believed to be contributing to the deaths of thousands of people across the country and in Ohio. A report from Earthjustice […]