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Nation’s Largest Utility Wants Customers to Pay for Coal Ash Cleanup

Nation’s Largest Utility Wants Customers to Pay for Coal Ash Cleanup

Duke Energy—the nation’s largest electric company—is being criticized for trying to pass along its coal ash cleanup efforts to customers in the form of rate hikes. The Associated Press reports that this is the first time the $59 billion electricity company has sought permission to have North Carolina consumers pay part of its costs of […]

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    Duke Energy Cooling Pond Dam Collapses in Wake of Hurricane Matthew Flooding

    Duke Energy Cooling Pond Dam Collapses in Wake of Hurricane Matthew Flooding

    [This breaking news is an update to a post earlier today on EcoWatch: Millions of Chickens Feared Dead at Factory Farms in Wake of Hurricane Matthew] Waterkeeper Alliance and Upper Neuse Riverkeeper are responding to and documenting the breach of a 1.2-billion-gallon cooling pond dam at Duke Energy’s H.F. Lee plant. The breach occurred today […]

    Breaking: North Carolina Regulators Take Legal Action Against Duke Energy for Coal Ash Dumping

    Breaking: North Carolina Regulators Take Legal Action Against Duke Energy for Coal Ash Dumping

    North Carolina environmental regulators have cited Duke Energy for violating the conditions of a wastewater permit after it illegally dumped an estimated 61 million gallons of coal ash wastewater into a Cape Fear River tributary, according to Waterkeeper Alliance.  The state’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued the citation on Thursday for the permit […]

    Agreement Cuts Pollution on Old, Dirty Coal Plants in Carolinas

    Agreement Cuts Pollution on Old, Dirty Coal Plants in Carolinas

    Southern Environmental Law Center Conservation groups announced a settlement Jan. 17 with Duke Energy that will cut pollution by phasing out more than 1600 mega watts of dirty, old coal-fired power while still meeting customers’ energy needs. The groups reached the settlement in an administrative challenge to the state-issued air pollution permit for construction and […]