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Environmental groups want dam hazard ratings raised at Sutton Lake

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videoEnvironmental groups have asked state regulators to raise the dam hazard ratings for the coal ash dams at Duke Energy's L.V. Sutton Plant in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Feds override NC on draining coal ash dumps

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Federal environmental officials spurred North Carolina regulators to reverse course on a policy allowing Duke Energy to drain massive amounts of polluted wastewater from its coal ash dumps directly into the state's rivers and lakes. Full story...
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McCrory makes picks to coal ash panel he opposes

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Gov. Pat McCrory has made three appointments to the new Coal Ash Management Commission formed to decide how much industrial waste Duke Energy is required to clean up from its 33 unlined dumps across North Carolina. McCrory opposed the legislature's creation of the nine-member panel, which he says violates the state constitution by removing control of the ash cleanup from his administration. Full story...
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Duke Energy creates $10 million waterway fund

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Duke Energy says it's creating a $10 million fund for programs to improve and promote water quality and conservation in five states. Duke president Lynn Good said Wednesday the fund reflects the company's commitment to the environment. Nonprofit groups and local governments in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia can apply for the money. Full story...
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Duke Energy Progress to replace street lights

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Duke Energy Progress says it is launching an initiative to modernize outdoor lighting across its service area. The utility says it's received approval from the N.C. Utilities Commission to replace more than 100,000 mercury vapor street and area lights with advanced light emitting diode, or LED, fixtures. Full story...
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Duke Energy announces solar power expansion

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video Duke Energy Progress announced a 500 million dollar commitment today that will bring renewable energy and hundreds of jobs to eastern North Carolina. It's a project that includes three solar panel facilities. Full story...
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Duke Energy investigating after fire at Sutton Plant

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videoDuke Energy and firefighters are investigating to figure out what caused a turbine to catch fire at the Sutton Combined Cycle Plant in New Hanover County overnight. Full story...
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Firefighters called to NC nuclear plant

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Firefighters were called to Duke Energy's Harris Nuclear Station near Apex around 5 a.m. Wednesday after an employee reported a fire in an industrial washer. Full story...
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McCrory to let NC coal ash regulation become law

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he won't sign new regulations on Duke Energy's toxic coal ash pits that he's suggested include an unconstitutional provision. McCrory said in a statement Tuesday he'll allow the legislation to become law next week without his approval. Full story...
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NC moves to fine Duke over coal ash pollution near Wilmington

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videoDuke Energy is feeling the heat from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The agency sent a letter to Duke today saying the company must start addressing groundwater contamination issues from the Sutton steam plant. Full story...
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McCrory: Coal ash commission violates constitution

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he will likely sign a coal ash cleanup bill approved last week by the North Carolina Legislature into law, even though he suggested a key provision violates the state Constitution. Full story...
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NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

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North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. Full story...
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NC justices uphold order that led to rate rise

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videoThe state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by North Carolina electric power regulators that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers of the former Progress Energy by 7.5 percent over two years. Full story...
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NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure

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State House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps across North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Disabled vet won't have to pay deposit to move power service

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video A man upset with Duke Energy Progress got a rather unexpected phone call today that turned out to be good news. Full story...
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