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Looking to ‘get ahead’ of coal ash issues, utilities support bill for stronger state oversight

Utilities are throwing their weight behind an amendment that would give states a bigger role in regulating coal ash disposal WASHINGTON, DC — “On Oct. 17th, utilities submitted their compliance plans for the EPA’s 2014 Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) rule, the first national standard for the safe handling of coal […]

Fine particles — toxic specks that research has linked to a variety of ills, including shorter lifespans — aren’t evenly concentrated across the country. Vanderburgh in southwest Indiana has higher levels than nearly 90 percent of U.S. counties with air-monitoring data for 2013 to 2015, according to average annual figures from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Most of the country, colored in gray in the map above, does not have monitoring data for particles. But efforts to estimate particles for all counties using satellite data have shown similar trends for southwest Indiana.
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Americas super polluters

EVANSVILLE, IN — “To see one of the country’s largest coal-fired power plants, head northwest from this Ohio River city. Or east, because there’s another in the region. In fact, nearly every direction you go will take you to a coal plant — seven within 30 miles. Collectively they pump […]

Duke CEO sees coal entirely disappearing from its power mix
Coal / Duke Energy

Duke CEO sees coal entirely disappearing from its power mix

CHARLOTTE, NC — “Duke Energy Corp.’s $4.9 billion purchase of Piedmont Natural Gas Co., set to close next week, will accelerate the utility owner’s shift away from coal, Chief Executive Officer Lynn Good said. Duke will be able to build out Piedmont’s pipeline system to support its transition to gas-fired […]

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
Coal / Duke Energy

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
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Duke Energy / Energy

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
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Duke Energy

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 […]