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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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Duke Energy Expands Plan to Move to Cleaner Electricity Generation

Associated Press: Any jump in coal production promised by President Donald Trump will not come from the largest U.S. electricity company, which is planning a steady move out of the fuel still key to producing power. Duke Energy Corp. reports Thursday that about 34 percent of the electricity used by customers in the Carolinas, Florida, […]

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Op-Ed: No to Ratepayer-Finance Bailouts in Ohio

Columbus Dispatch: Using more electricity means your monthly utility bill goes up. And using less means your bill goes down, right? That’s what you’d expect, but that’s not what Ohio households will experience if the state’s Public Utilities Commission goes along with new proposals from the state’s leading utility companies. AEP Ohio, Duke Energy, and […]

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Duke Energy CEO: Presidents Come, Presidents Go (‘the Only Person Running Duke Energy for 2025, 2030 and 2035 is Duke Energy’)

Charlotte Business Journal: Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good says despite talk of “reviving the coal industry” in the Trump administration, coal remains economically and environmentally challenged — and Duke won’t change its move away from the fuel. “We have to look through the changes of administration, the changes in politics and set our vision on […]

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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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