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The dam that forms Lake Julian is one of three Duke Energy dams located its coal-fired electricity plant in the Asheville area. Archive photo by Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
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May 26, 2015, No comments

Legislation aimed at aiding Duke Energy’s recently announced transition of its Asheville plant from coal to a combination of natural gas and solar appears to be on a fast track at the N.C. General Assembly.

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. File photo by Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: NC revenue jumps as budget timeline set

May 11, 2015, No comments

New revenue projections released last week marked a considerable turnaround from a February estimate that the state could end the fiscal year with a $ ...

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. File photo by Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: Act 2 of the NC legislature set to begin

May 4, 2015, No comments

With the frenzy of last week’s crossover rush behind them, North Carolina legislators return to Raleigh this week to begin part two of the job: crun ...

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. File photo by Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: Crunch time on Jones Street

April 29, 2015, No comments

With the official crossover deadline on Thursday, N.C. legislative committees are kicking into high gear to get a huge gulp of bills heard and to the ...