Duke Energy http://wunc.org en NC Utilities Commission Reconsiders Solar Energy Cost, Possibly Affecting Industry's Future http://wunc.org/post/nc-utilities-commission-reconsiders-solar-energy-cost-possibly-affecting-industrys-future <p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:43:10 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38574 at http://wunc.org NC Utilities Commission Reconsiders Solar Energy Cost, Possibly Affecting Industry's Future NC House Approves Plan For Coal Ash Clean Up, Sends It To Senate http://wunc.org/post/nc-house-approves-plan-coal-ash-clean-sends-it-senate <p></p><p>The state House of Representatives has signed off on a plan to close and clean up Duke Energy’s 33 coal ash ponds.<br /><br />The ash in the ponds is a contamination threat to waterways. And Duke Energy says it could cost up to 10-billion dollars to remove all of it.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:41:35 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38409 at http://wunc.org NC House Approves Plan For Coal Ash Clean Up, Sends It To Senate NC House, After Heated Debate, Tentatively Approves Coal Ash Bill http://wunc.org/post/nc-house-after-heated-debate-tentatively-approves-coal-ash-bill <p></p><p>At the General Assembly, lawmakers are getting close to finalizing a bill outlining the future of Duke Energy’s 33 coal ash ponds. Lawmakers have been looking into the situation since February, when 39,000 tons of ash leaked from one pond and coated the Dan River with gray sludge.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:04:58 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38342 at http://wunc.org NC House, After Heated Debate, Tentatively Approves Coal Ash Bill NC Governor Would Get More Authority Over Coal Ash Commission Under House Committee Proposal http://wunc.org/post/nc-governor-would-get-more-authority-over-coal-ash-commission-under-house-committee-proposal <p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:39:18 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38269 at http://wunc.org NC Governor Would Get More Authority Over Coal Ash Commission Under House Committee Proposal Garbage Power: Landfill Generates Enough Energy For 4,000 Homes http://wunc.org/post/garbage-power-landfill-generates-enough-energy-4000-homes <p></p><p>The South Wake Landfill in Apex is putting its garbage to work. Wake County recently hosted an open house for its landfill gas power plant.</p><p></p><p>Solid Waste Director John Roberson said the plant is making money and producing electricity from the garbage that's decomposing inside the dump and cutting down on bad smells there.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:46:02 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38154 at http://wunc.org Garbage Power: Landfill Generates Enough Energy For 4,000 Homes NC Senate Tentatively Approves Plan To Close Duke Energy Coal Ash Ponds Within 15 Years http://wunc.org/post/nc-senate-tentatively-approves-plan-close-duke-energy-coal-ash-ponds-within-15-years <p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:32:08 +0000 Jorge Valencia 37871 at http://wunc.org NC Senate Tentatively Approves Plan To Close Duke Energy Coal Ash Ponds Within 15 Years State Senate Files Coal Ash Regulation Bill http://wunc.org/post/state-senate-files-coal-ash-regulation-bill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px;">The state Senate is pushing a proposal that would close all of Duke Energy’s coal ash ponds in North Carolina.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px;">The plan lays out a timeline for Duke Energy to close the ponds, adds more oversight positions, and puts some restrictions on rate increases.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:24:52 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 37485 at http://wunc.org State Senate Files Coal Ash Regulation Bill NC Senate Leaders Want Duke Energy To Close Its Coal Ash Ponds Within 15 Years http://wunc.org/post/nc-senate-leaders-want-duke-energy-close-its-coal-ash-ponds-within-15-years <p> At the North Carolina General Assembly, key members of the Senate will take their first vote today on a coal ash proposal. Lawmakers have been grappling all year with possible contamination from 33 coal ash ponds Duke Energy has across the state.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:49:04 +0000 Jorge Valencia 37404 at http://wunc.org NC Senate Leaders Want Duke Energy To Close Its Coal Ash Ponds Within 15 Years As NC Senate Considers Coal Ash Clean Up Options, State Environment Officials Defend Their Own Plan http://wunc.org/post/nc-senate-considers-coal-ash-clean-options-state-environment-officials-defend-their-own-plan <p></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:09:28 +0000 Jorge Valencia 36802 at http://wunc.org As NC Senate Considers Coal Ash Clean Up Options, State Environment Officials Defend Their Own Plan EPA Wants Carbon Emissions Reduced; NC Reaction http://wunc.org/post/epa-wants-carbon-emissions-reduced-nc-reaction <p></p><p></p><p>Federal Environmental Protection Agency officials introduced a proposed rule Monday that would reduce carbon emissions in the U.S. by one-third in the next 16 years. The potential reduction in carbon emissions could vary significantly between states. The initial draft would mandate North Carolina cut carbon emissions 40-percent by 2030. That figure is based on last year's amount of pollution.</p><p>North Carolina gets more than half its power from coal. The vast majority of that is produced by Duke Energy - the nation's largest electricity provider.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 02:15:33 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 36597 at http://wunc.org EPA Wants Carbon Emissions Reduced; NC Reaction