Duke Energy Corp. News

Duke Energy Braces for Second Hurricane Hit as Michael Nears Florida

Utilities are warning that lights in the Carolinas may go out for the second time in a month, thanks to Hurricane Michael. Duke Energy Corp. said Michael may trigger outages, some lasting for several days, in North Carolina and South …

Duke Downplays Threat From Coal-Ash Spill in Carolina Storm

Duke Energy Corp. is confident most of the coal ash that breached a North Carolina landfill was contained at the site and that the spill doesn’t pose an imminent threat to public safety or the environment, a company official told …

Hurricane Florence Risks to North Carolina Include Toxic Sludge, Lagoons of Pig Manure

Hurricane Florence’s potential for destruction also includes increased risks for the environment and public health as torrential rains could overwhelm the pits where toxic waste from power plants is stored. Animal-manure lagoons are also at risk of flooding. Duke Energy …

Duke Energy to Pay $156K Fine for North Carolina Coal Ash Pollution

Duke Energy Corp. will pay a $156,000 penalty to for polluting ground and surface waters in North Carolina with potentially toxic coal-ash waste around three power plants, an amount one critic compared to a couple of days salary for the …

North Carolina Study Shows Coal Plants Might Be Even More Toxic Than First Thought

Scientists studying the aftermath of a massive coal-ash spill in North Carolina have discovered a byproduct of the fossil fuel that may pose human health risks. Duke Energy Corp. announced in early February 2014 that drainage from a broken pipe …

Insurers Claim They’re Off The Hook for Duke Energy’s N.C. Coal Ash Spill Claims

Dozens of insurance companies say they’re not obligated to help pay for Duke Energy Corp.’s multi-billion dollar coal ash cleanup because the nation’s largest electric company long knew about but did nothing to reduce the threat of potentially toxic pollutants. …

Duke Energy Sues 30 Insurers Over Carolinas Coal Ash Cleanup Costs

The largest U.S. electric company sued 30 international and domestic insurance companies Wednesday, saying they should cover part of the utility’s multibillion-dollar cleanup costs in the Carolinas for toxic byproducts left from decades of burning coal to generate power. Charlotte-based …

North Carolina Coal Ash Pit Neighbors Told to Waive Claims to be Compensated

Neighbors living near Duke Energy Corp’s coal ash pits in North Carolina are being told they have to give up the option of suing over any future water problems if they want extra compensation from the utility. The country’s largest …

Duke Energy to Pay $6M for North Carolina Chemical Plant Spill

Duke Energy Corp. has agreed to pay a $6 million fine for a big spill that coated the Dan River with liquefied coal ash in 2014, North Carolina’s environment agency said Friday. The fine holds Duke Energy accountable for violations …

North Carolina-Based Duke Energy to Turn Pig Poop Into Power

Duke Energy Corp. announced plans to expand its renewable energy from livestock waste, adding poop power to investments the country’s largest electric company has made in whirring wind turbines and acres of solar arrays. The Charlotte-based utility said it contracted …