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Is Duke Energy favoring Wall Street over Main Street?   |   January 17, 2012
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is fighting Duke Energy's proposed 7.2 percent rate hike, arguing that it unfairly favors Wall Street investors while burdening...

 

Monopoly concerns hinder Duke-Progress merger plans   |   December 15, 2011
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission threw a monkey wrench into Duke Energy and Progress Energy's merger plans this week over concerns about monopoly. FERC rejected the...

 

Will the South be forced to pay for the lessons of Fukushima?   |   November 17, 2011
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is preparing to approve the design of a new type of nuclear reactor planned for sites across the South without first incorporating the...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Clinging to dirty energy in the South   |   October 13, 2011
Concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere prior to the dawn of the industrial age 200 years ago, as measured in parts per million: 275 Current atmospheric...

 

Public gets last chance to weigh in on Duke-Progress merger   |   September 19, 2011
The N.C. Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 20 about the proposed merger of Progress Energy and Duke Energy to form the nation's largest electric...

 

Duke Energy's nuclear ambitions face fallout from Japanese crisis   |   March 16, 2011
With the nuclear crisis in Japan growing more alarming by the hour, Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers appeared before the North Carolina Utilities Commission yesterday to ask for...

 

North Carolina orders utilities to test groundwater near coal ash ponds   |   February 3, 2010
Duke Energy's permits to release pollution from three coal-burning power plants in the Charlotte area expire early this year, and for the first time the North Carolina...

 

Secret coal ash ponds spark legal action   |   December 4, 2009
The public does not have access to information about more than 70 coal ash waste storage sites because the Environmental Protection Agency is withholding at the request of the...

 

Aging coal plants take a heavy environmental toll   |   December 2, 2009
U.S. power plants dumped 2.56 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the environment in 2007 -- and much of that came from the nation's older coal-fired plants. That's...