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Duke Energy Progress has proposed replacing its coal-fired power plant on Asheville's Lake Julian, seen here, with a complex of natural-gas plants.
(Photo by Frank Taylor)
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January 27, 2016, No comments

Energy company’s inclusion of a contingency natural gas plant to help with peak usage in its petition proves especially unpopular with critics.

Duke Energy Progress has proposed replacing its coal-fired power plant on Asheville's Lake Julian, seen here, with a complex of natural-gas plants.
(Photo by Frank Taylor)

Utilities Commission hearing may lead to swearing

January 22, 2016, No comments

Rules governing Asheville hearing on Duke Energy Progress' plans may surprise many: witnesses to be sworn-in, cross-examined and expected to stick to ...

draft proposed risk classifications map

Advocates blast regulators on coal-ash classifications

January 5, 2016, No comments

Critics say state regulators won't make Duke Energy clean up any coal-ash sites the company doesn't want to, representing a "total failure of the bure ...

Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Archive photograph by Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press

Duke reverses course on ‘modernization’ plan

November 4, 2015, No comments

Duke Energy scraps plans for WNC transmission lines and SC substation after public outcry against its proposals. Environmental groups are pleased but ...