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Duke Energy and Progress Energy ask suppliers about mountaintop coal
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Duke Energy and Progress Energy ask suppliers about mountaintop coal

CHARLOTTE, NC – “Duke Energy and Progress Energy who plan to merge, asked on Friday for mining company proposals to supply coal, with bids specifying how much coal would come from mountaintop removal. . . . Mr. Tom Williams Duke director of external relations . . . said that ‘It’s […]

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Coal-fired units may shut down at Duke Energy plant

NEW ALBANY, IN — “Two of the four coal-fired generating units at Duke Energy’s 560 MW Gallagher plant in Indiana may shut down, instead of being converted to natural gas, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. The utility was expected to spend $85 million to repower units 1 and 3 with […]

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Electricity transmission expert testifies Duke doesn’t need Beckjord power plant

NEW RICHMOND — In March, 2011 Peter Lanzalotta, a Principal with Lanzalotta & Associates LLC, testified to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club. Mr. Lanzalotta’s testimony focused on Duke Energy’s Beckjord power plant in New Richmond, Ohio about […]

Can we realistically retire coal plants and still have enough power to meet our needs?
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Can we realistically retire coal plants and still have enough power to meet our needs?

GLASTONBERY, CT — “The shortest answer is yes, we can meet our country’s electricity needs while retiring coal plants. And replacing coal plants with cleaner sources of energy is not only critical for slowing global warming and saving lives, but it also makes financial sense for ratepayers. Many of the […]

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Children’s drawings for Duke Energy

Death and disease from power plants
Coal / Energy

Death and disease from power plants

BOSTON, MA — “In 2000 and again in 2004, Abt Associates issued a study commissioned by the Clean Air Task Force quantifying the deaths and other health affects attributable to the fine particle pollution from power plants. In this newly updated study, CATF examines the progress towards cleaning up one […]

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 […]