Duke Energy

Dan River Coal Ash
6:38 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Duke Energy Will Hire Independent Engineers to Tackle Coal Ash Issue

The energy giant says it is committed to cleaning up the Dan River spill site and will not increase customer rates to cover the expense.
Credit Duke Energy

Duke Energy is adding a new element to dealing with its coal ash basins.

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Environment
11:48 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Greensboro Woman Organizes Dan River Spill Protest

Kathy Clark started Coal Ash Wednesday to protest the Feb. 2 spill into the Dan River.
Credit Photo courtesy of Kathy Clark

A Greensboro woman is urging people to power down to protest the Dan River coal ash spill.

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Environment
10:30 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

'It Feels Like a Funeral' : Rockingham County Residents React to Coal Ash Spill

At Draper Landing in Eden, Harold Byrd (left) and Donald Perdue of Rockingham County say they have fished the Dan and hunted its banks for years, eating what they caught and killed. Those days are over, they say.
Credit Justin Catanoso

It’s been three weeks since Duke Energy announced that a major pipe leak was causing thousands of gallons of toxic coal ash to empty into the Dan River. The incident in Rockingham County is estimated to be the third-largest coal ash spill in the nation's history.

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Environment
4:07 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Causes Concerns About Public Drinking Water

Scientists with Appalachian Voices are collecting water samples from the Dan River in Eden.
Credit Photo by Eric Chance / Appalachian Voices

State and federal environmental officials are continuing their investigations of a coal ash spill into the Dan River in Rockingham County.

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Environment
4:45 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

How Much Will Your Electric Bill Be This Holiday Season?

Energy officials say your power bill could increase up to $80 a month, depending on the type of light bulbs you use in your holiday lighting displays.
Credit Keri Brown

Duke Energy is offering an improved tool to help consumers estimate their holiday lighting costs.

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