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Memo- Duke Energy and Costs of Coal Ash Cleanup

Memo- Duke Energy and Costs of Coal Ash Cleanup

Memo on Duke Energy and Costs of Coal Ash Cleanup (pdf)

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Poll: 83.8% of North Carolinas Oppose Duke Energy Charging Ratepayers for Coal-Ash Cleanup; 83.2% Favor Politicians Who Support Renewables

Charlotte Business Journal: Duke Energy gets bad news in a new poll on N.C. voter attitudes on energy: Three-quarters of voters surveyed are concerned about Duke’s coal-ash ponds and 83.8% say Duke itself should pay for cleaning them up and not charge customers. And 67.5% of voters surveyed in a poll commissioned by Conservatives for […]

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Study: Duke Energy Resistance to Clean Energy Costs Ratepayers in North and South Carolina $10 Billion

Southeast Energy News: Ratepayers in the Carolinas could save nearly $10 billion if Duke Energy increased solar power sixfold, shuttered coal plants ahead of schedule, and abandoned goals for a new nuclear plant, a new report shows. Clean energy advocates who commissioned the research from Daymark Energy Advisors say it’s a game-changer in the perennial […]

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IEEFA Update: Kemper, Edwardsport, and ‘Clean Coal’

Construction Delays and Budget Overruns; Productivity Problems; High Operating Costs

If the “clean coal” integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) technology promoted at home and abroad by the U.S. utility industry sounds too good to be true, it’s because it is. That’s why Moody’s Investors Services warned the other day that it might downgrade the credit of Mississippi Power Company because of the declining competitiveness of […]

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U.S. Utilities Stay the Course on Coal-Plant Closings

Darren Sweeney and Garrett Devine for SNL Beta: Electric utilities throughout the country, by and large, told S&P Global Market Intelligence that they are holding firm to previously announced plans to shutter thousands of megawatts of coal-fired capacity in coming years for economic and environmental reasons. According to an analysis of SNL Energy data, 46 […]

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Duke Energy’s Former CEO Says U.S. Utilities Must Adapt or Die

Michael Copley for SNL: Jim Rogers, the former chief executive of Duke Energy Corp., is advising utilities to change a century-old business model, and fast. Regulated power providers are under pressure on several fronts, including from declining electricity demand and higher levels of customer-generated power. At the same time, big infrastructure investments are needed to […]

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Q&A: Duke Energy, Biggest U.S. Utility, Says It Is Stepping Away From Coal

Cassandra Sweet for the Wall Street Journal: Utility executives are navigating a rapidly changing landscape: low prices, weak electricity demand and increasingly strict emissions rules. Duke Energy Corp., the giant utility based in Charlotte, N.C., is leading the charge among large, coal-heavy power producers toward natural gas, solar and wind power. But the company, which […]

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In Church’s Fight to Install Solar Panels, Duke Energy Is ‘on the Wrong Side of History’

Taft Wireback for the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record: Faith Community Church in downtown Greensboro is doubling the size and power of its rooftop solar system, which was installed last year using a method of financing for which the church is still awaiting state government approval. The local church is among leaders in a growing […]

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Data Bite: The Shrinking U.S. Coal-Fired Electricity Map; Here’s a Snapshot From Ohio
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Data Bite: The Shrinking U.S. Coal-Fired Electricity Map; Here’s a Snapshot From Ohio

A Decline to 59 Percent of Power Generation in 2015 from 82 Percent in 2010

Where better to get a picture of the coal industry’s rapidly declining share of the electric generation pie in the U.S. than Ohio, a battleground state for energy issues?   Coal historically has made up the lion’s share of electricity generation in Ohio, and the coal industry has wielded the political clout to match. Even […]

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Top U.S. Utilities Report Plunge in Coal Consumption

Molly Christian and Neil E. Powell for SNL: Three of the largest U.S. coal-fired generators have not been spared by the downturn in 2015 power sector demand, even at their biggest plants, with consumption off by as much as a third from last year for some utilities. Coal burn has declined sharply in the past […]

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Duke Energy Is Closing More N.C. Coal-Fired Plants in Settlement Agreement

Darren Sweeney for SNL: Duke Energy Corp. will reduce emissions from its North Carolina coal plants and accelerate the closure of three units at its coal-fired G.G. Allen power plant as part of a settlement in a 15-year battle with the U.S. government and environmental advocates over alleged Clean Air Act violations. The U.S. EPA […]

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