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Public hearing set for Duke water permits

The North Carolina Division of Water Quality plans to hold a public hearing from 7 to 9 p.m. today to discuss water-discharge permits for Duke Energy Corp.’s three coal-fired power plants along the Catawba River. The hearing on the permits, which ...

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Indiana utility regulators launch investigation into Duke cases

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission today launched an internal investigation of cases over which a former commission attorney, who later took a job with Duke Energy Corp., presided. Charlotte-based Duke said the investigation involves cases spanning from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30 over which Scott ...

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Charlotte energy project devices come with concerns (access required)

Across the nation, there has been a movement toward the development of electric smart grids. The grids allow utility customers to track and manage energy use on a near real-time basis, giving the customer an opportunity to decrease power use ...

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Burning issue (access required)

Most people flip a light switch or turn on their TV without ever considering what happens to the byproducts created when coal is burned to generate power. But coal ash, one of the byproducts of burning coal, has become a ...

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