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NRC licenses first digital nuclear reactor in the U.S.

A fully digital nuclear reactor instrumentation and control system (I&C)—the first of its kind in the U.S.—at a Purdue University research reactor in West Lafayette, Indiana, has been licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

North Carolina orders Duke Energy to excavate all coal ash ponds

Charlotte - The country's largest electric company was ordered Monday to excavate coal ash from all of its North Carolina power plant sites, potentially adding billions of dollars to the costs consumers pay for electricity.

Duke Energy to invest $76 million in electric car chargers

Duke Energy Corp. plans to spend $76 million to add 2,500 charging stations for electric vehicles in North Carolina at a time when drivers may have a hard time finding a place to recharge as the industry expands.

Solar power proves to be tougher than conventional power plants

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Duke Energy, and Strata Solar — two of the largest solar power operators in North Carolina — report only minimal damage to their solar farms as a result of the storm.

Arsenic and heavy metals in Cape Fear River — Duke Energy

Wilmington - Water-quality tests on the Cape Fear River near Duke Energy Progress’ flooded Sutton Power Plant show elevated levels of arsenic and heavy metals downstream from the breach of Sutton Lake Dam.

Duke Energy turning waste from hog farms into electricity

Charlotte - A Duke Energy power plant is using renewable natural gas from North Carolina-based hog farms to produce electricity – the first application of the technology from in-state farms.

Duke Energy invests $30M in two battery storage systems in N.C.

Asheville - Duke Energy today announced plans to install North Carolina's two largest battery energy storage systems – a $30 million investment as part of the company's Western Carolinas Modernization Plan.

Irma will put $3 billion worth of power grid updates to the test

Tampa - With more than 48,000 homes and businesses in the area around Miami and Fort Lauderdale already having lost power, according to Florida Power & Light, the big question remains - Will FPL's $3 billion upgraded power grid be able to withstand Irma's wrath?

Duke Energy goes solar and drops plan for Florida nuclear plant

Duke Energy Florida's settlement over plans to scrap the proposed Levy nuclear plant will instead bring PV batteries, EV charging, smart meters and grid modernization to customers, the company announced on Tuesday.

Duke Energy abandons plans to build Lee Nuclear plant

Duke Energy Carolinas announced Friday that it is abandoning plans to build the Lee Nuclear Station due to the project's principal designer and contractor, Westinghouse, declaring bankruptcy.

Company uses solar panel technology to make water from air

Scottsdale - A Scottsdale, Arizona start-up company, Zero Mass Water has developed a system that uses solar panels to produce drinking water from the sun and air.

Duke Energy to appeal $25.1 million fine by NC regulators

Charlotte - North Carolina-based Duke Energy announced today it is prepared to contest a $25.1 million civil penalty issued by the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources on March 10.

Duke Energy now facing criminal charges for coal ash pollution

Being the largest electric power holding-company in the U.S. may not mean a "hill of beans," now that Duke Energy, headquartered in North Carolina is facing criminal charges of coal ash pollution in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Op-Ed: New coal ash leaks found at Duke Energy's Buck Power plant

Back in mid-November, two environmental groups, Waterkeeper Alliance and Yadkin Riverkeeper, discovered a stream of orange goop oozing out below the normal waterline along a quarter-mile-long stretch of the Yadkin River in North Carolina.

Customers will pay for ash pond cleanup, Duke Energy CEO says

Charlotte - Duke Energy expects its customers to pay for the cleanup and removal of hazardous coal ash ponds in North Carolina, CEO Lynn Good said last Friday.

82,000 tons of coal ash spills from plant into N. Carolina river

Eden - As many as 82,000 tons of coal ash have spilled into a North Carolina river from a disused coal plant run by the nation's largest electricity provider.
 

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Oconee Nuclear Station, Unit 1
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Phipps Bend Nuclear Power Plant is a cancelled nuclear power plant of the Tennessee Valley Authority...
Phipps Bend Nuclear Power Plant is a cancelled nuclear power plant of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Image dated April 18, 2016.
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Lowering of water level for a construction project revealed  toxic coal ash contamination bleeding i...
Lowering of water level for a construction project revealed toxic coal ash contamination bleeding into the lake from Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station near Salisbury.
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 Energy storage is changing the paradigm on how we generate  distribute and use energy. The demonstr...
"Energy storage is changing the paradigm on how we generate, distribute and use energy. The demonstration of new technologies will help facilitate wider adoption across the nation," said Matt Roberts, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Energy Storage Association.
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An image of Duke Energy's W.C. Beckjord Station in New Richmond
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In February 2014  82 000 tons of coal ash were spilled into the Dan River from a coal ash containmen...
In February 2014, 82,000 tons of coal ash were spilled into the Dan River from a coal ash containment pond at a Duke Energy coal-fired power plant in North Carolina.
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Site of the Duke Energy plant that is spilling toxic coal ash into the Dan River in North Carolina.
Site of the Duke Energy plant that is spilling toxic coal ash into the Dan River in North Carolina.
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Duke Energy paves way to smarter energy future for Florida customers with 700MW of solar  smart mete...
Duke Energy paves way to smarter energy future for Florida customers with 700MW of solar, smart meters, and more.
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Lynn Good  CEO of Duke Energy  in an interview on Feb. 7  2014.
Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, in an interview on Feb. 7, 2014.
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Duke Energy Florida has mobilized about 8 000 lineworkers  tree professionals  damage assessment and...
Duke Energy Florida has mobilized about 8,000 lineworkers, tree professionals, damage assessment and support personnel to safe locations.
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A Duke Energy power plant is using renewable natural gas from North Carolina-based hog farms to prod...
A Duke Energy power plant is using renewable natural gas from North Carolina-based hog farms to produce electricity – the first application of the technology from in-state farms.
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Duke Energy was cited for the dumping of a toxic liquid into a public waterway
Duke Energy was cited for the dumping of a toxic liquid into a public waterway,
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Duke Energy stores huge amounts of toxic coal ash in unlined pits (outlined in red) next to High Roc...
Duke Energy stores huge amounts of toxic coal ash in unlined pits (outlined in red) next to High Rock Lake, an impoundment of the Yadkin River. The two red dots on the left are where samples were taken in November, 2014.
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Duke Energy today announced plans to install North Carolina s two largest battery energy storage sys...
Duke Energy today announced plans to install North Carolina's two largest battery energy storage systems.
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Duke Energy s Belews Creek Steam Station  near Belews Lake  northwest of Greensboro  NC is the clean...
Duke Energy's Belews Creek Steam Station, near Belews Lake, northwest of Greensboro, NC is the cleanest, most efficient coal facilities in the U.S.
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Waste from hog farms is being used to produce renewable natural gas.
Waste from hog farms is being used to produce renewable natural gas.
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