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Even the Biggest Coal Utilities Are Investing in Renewables. AEP is the Latest Example

Even the Biggest Coal Utilities Are Investing in Renewables. AEP is the Latest Example

What does one of the country’s biggest coal-burning utilities plan to invest in more and more? Renewable energy. That’s what American Electric Power says, noting that it will be increasing capital investment in its core operations over the next three years.

What Does Duke Energy’s Buyout of Piedmont Natural Gas Mean for Energy Markets?

What Does Duke Energy’s Buyout of Piedmont Natural Gas Mean for Energy Markets?

It was not really a surprise. It’s really more of a sign. Now that Duke Energy has received its final approval from North Carolina’s utility regulators to merge with Piedmont Natural Gas, it will help facilitate the national move from coal to natural gas.

Duke Energy Takes Solar Shot at Modest Commercial Businesses

When it comes to accessing the new energy market place, Duke Energy has a made a key move — going after the smaller-to-mid-sized commercial solar markets, which it thinks has huge potential. Today, the Charlotte-based utility announced it will be making significant investments in REC Solar, including personnel.

Duke Energy: Renewable Assets Providing Stable Returns but Require Back Up

When Duke Energy announced its 2016 second quarter results, the overarching theme had been that it was making the transition to a new energy future — one that crossed the wake from the 20th Century to the 21st Century. To that end, it has been moving from coal to natural gas, and to renewables.

Duke Energy Pumps $1.5M into EV Charging Stations

Duke Energy said it will provide $1 million to develop public electric vehicle charging stations in North Carolina and an additional $500,000 for the construction of electric bus charging stations. The company’s EV Charging Infrastructure Support Project is part of a settlement with the EPA and environmental groups over Duke’s … Read more »

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US Power Sector CO2 Emissions ‘Almost Down to 1990 Levels,’ Report Says

The largest electric producers in the US continue to reduce emissions of key air pollutants, according to an annual analysis of power plant emissions.

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World’s Largest Companies Decoupling Emissions, Business Growth

Greenhouse gas emissions data from the world’s 500 largest companies shows that for the first time, the Global 500 are beginning to grow their businesses and manage their emissions at a rate that follows the global scientific consensus on the risks of climate change, according to a Thomson Reuters report. … Read more »

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Duke Energy Raises Clean Energy Goal 33%

Duke Energy says it expects to own or purchase 8,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass capacity by 2020 — a 33 percent jump from the old goal of 6,000 megawatts established in 2013. The largest utility in the US sets this new goal in its latest sustainability report. At … Read more »