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What’s the problem with Duke Energy’s Ohio River Valley coal plants?
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What’s the problem with Duke Energy’s Ohio River Valley coal plants?

Our nation is in the midst of a transition away from dependence on coal-fired electricity. Markets are shifting as coal is replaced by natural gas, as the country moves away from the deplorable practice of mountaintop removal coal mining, as states adopt standards for energy efficiency and renewable energy, and […]

Duke: Money drives its coal use
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Duke: Money drives its coal use

New policy favors coal mined without leveling mountains, but company says it’s costly CHARLOTTE, NC — “Duke Energy says it will buy coal that wasn’t mined by blasting Appalachian mountaintops when it doesn’t cost more, a new policy that for now will supply about 10 percent of its Carolinas needs. […]

Feds propose air-pollution limits for coal-fired power plants
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Feds propose air-pollution limits for coal-fired power plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Federal environmental authorities say proposed rules to cut air pollution at coal-fired power plants would save lives and cut health-care costs. To meet the standards, including cutting mercury pollution by 91 percent, power companies in Ohio and nationwide would have to install more scrubbers and filters. Some […]

Is Duke Energy leaving Ohio?
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Is Duke Energy leaving Ohio?

RALEIGH, NC — In a January 11 article on Duke Energy’s purchase of Progress Energy, Raleigh News & Observer reporter Bruce Henderson noted the following: Purchasing Progress, which allows Duke to move into Florida, might also be a way for Duke to dilute Ohio’s importance in its portfolio, said Brian […]

Analysis: Merged Duke-Progress seeks strategy beyond coal
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Analysis: Merged Duke-Progress seeks strategy beyond coal

NEW YORK — “Duke Energy’s (DUK.N) $13.7 billion deal to buy Progress Energy (PGN.N) may allow the combined company to make better use of its aging coal-fired power plants as it seeks to boost generation from natural gas, renewables and nuclear. Both companies rely heavily on coal-fired plants, which comprise […]

Duke Energy buying Progress Energy in $13.7 billion deal
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Duke Energy buying Progress Energy in $13.7 billion deal

Duke and Raleigh’s Progress Energy to merge; would be largest electric utility in the country CHARLOTTE, NC — “Duke Energy and Progress Energy announced this morning a merger that will base the combined N.C. power companies in Charlotte and make it the nation’s biggest electric utility with 7.1 million customers… […]

Big polluters freed from environmental oversight by stimulus
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Big polluters freed from environmental oversight by stimulus

BP, Westar, and DuPont among companies exempted from environmental law WASHINGTON, DC — “In the name of job creation and clean energy, the Obama administration has doled out billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the nation’s biggest polluters and granted them sweeping exemptions from the most basic […]

Duke rethinking options on use of mountaintop coal
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Duke rethinking options on use of mountaintop coal

CHARLOTTE, NC – “Duke Energy made an unusual request of its coal suppliers last month: Quote the price of coal mined without blasting Appalachian mountaintops. With that, the nation’s third-largest utility in power sales hinted that it might cut ties to the environmentally destructive and politically explosive practice… ‘I definitely […]