Category: Duke Energy

Chairman of Ohio House Public Utilities Committee owned Duke Energy and Spectra Energy stocks

Representative Bill Seitz owned Duke Energy and Spectra Energy stocks while he led efforts to rollback Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards during his previous stint in the Ohio Senate. Rep....

/ March 29, 2017

Insider Emails: Polluter Lobbyists Behind Clean Energy Standards Freeze in Ohio

Insider emails confirm the undue influence of polluter lobbyists and special interest groups over the controversial Energy Mandates Study Committee report that recommended an extension of the freeze on clean...

/ December 9, 2016

Duke Energy says it supports solar, despite backing Amendment 1. We fact-check.

Duke Energy says it both supports solar energy, and the deceptive anti-solar Amendment 1 in Florida. But the facts show that Duke has no plans to significantly grow its own...

/ November 7, 2016

What’s next for solar in Florida after the Amendment 1 results?

How Florida votes on Election Day will determine whether Amendment 1 results in success for the utilities that have spent $20+ million backing this ‘deceptive’ attack on rooftop solar, or...

/ November 7, 2016

Florida Power Companies Continue To Spend Money Supporting Amendment 1 To Limit Solar

Florida's four largest power companies have contributed over $20 million to the Consumers for Smart Solar campaign, also called Amendment 1.

/ October 28, 2016

Retired Duke Energy Executive Paul Newton Raises Large Sums in Race for State Senate

If elected, Paul Newton will join a growing list of former Duke Energy employees who are serving in North Carolina government roles.

/ September 29, 2016

Duke Energy Shareholders Reject Proposal for Disclosure of Lobbying Activities and Expenditures

Sisters of two Catholic religious orders that own Duke Energy stock want full disclosure of lobbying activities, but the board and shareholders rejected the proposal.

/ May 5, 2016

Louisiana State University David Dismukes

The LSU AgCenter solar report was not the only one to come out of LSU last year. David Dismukes, an economist at the university who runs a private consultancy called...

/ January 21, 2016

Coal Ash Still Considered Non-Hazardous by the EPA, Despite Evidence to the Contrary

After years of delay, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first federal regulations for the disposal of coal ash, a toxic byproduct of burning coal at power plants that...

/ December 23, 2014

Duke Energy’s Plans To Attack Solar In North Carolina

In a sign it will seek to maintain its monopolistic control of North Carolina’s energy generation, Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good criticized solar net metering in a meeting with local...

/ February 14, 2014