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Duke gets approval for biomass facilities

The North Carolina Utilities Commission said today that it has approved Duke Energy Corp.’s Carolina’s Buck Steam Station in Salisbury, N.C., and Lee Steam Station in Williamson, S.C., as renewable-energy facilities, clearing the path for the company to use a ...

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Petitions against Duke biomass plans rejected (access required)

The North Carolina Utilities Commission has denied two petitions in opposition to a March 1 filing by Duke Energy Carolinas to register two coal-powered steam stations as renewable-energy facilities. On Friday, the utility commission denied the petitions of Temple-Inland Inc. ...

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Spat over proposed incinerator heats up (access required)

This isn’t your grandma’s waste incinerator. In a nutshell, that’s the counterattack now being made by proponents of a project to redevelop a 667-acre former Superfund site on the border of Mecklenburg and Gaston counties and operate a waste-to-energy gasification ...

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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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Green house suspicions (access required)

When government officials convene in Charlotte next month to consider requiring new U.S. homes to be built to high energy-efficiency standards, Danny Kelly will be concerned. The green builder in him is happy about the proposed building code changes. All ...

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