Duke Energy and Progress Energy announced plans today to merge and create the nation’s largest power company with 7.1 million customers in six states.
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By Sue Sturgis Two North Carolina-based electric utilities plan to merge, creating a company that will surpass the Southern Co. as the nation’s largest power provider. Duke Energy of Charlotte intends to buy Progress Energy of Raleigh in a $13.7 billion all-stock deal. The new company — which would have …
Ads by NC WARN say NC Building Code Council cut back on new home standards that would produce long-term savings for buyers
NRC Inspector General is reviewing whether new approach to fire safety at the Shearon Harris plant was adequately reviewed before approval.
Nuclear watchdog groups say that an internal report by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on fire safety at nuclear plants shows that regulators don’t have enough information to know whether its new fire rules will ensure safety.
Solar and nuclear power now cost about the same to generate, at least in North Carolina. That’s according to a study conducted by NC WARN, a nonprofit focusing on climate protection. The group’s new report finds that solar and nuclear power production costs are at about 16 cents per kilowatt hour.
North Carolina’s two largest electric utilities have yet to commit to building additional nuclear generation for the state, but they’re racking up hundreds of millions of dollars in costs just to keep the option alive.
The failure of Congress to reach agreement on climate and energy legislation has left the future of U.S. new nuclear projects up in the air, focusing more attention on the possibility and the challenges of further extending the life expectancy of the current nuclear fleet.
For people living near nuclear power plants, there has been the nagging concern about radiation and the risk of cancer.
Jim Warren was interviewed on NC Now – a program broadcast statewide on public television, UNC-TV – on NC WARN’s current focus to increase energy efficiency and adopt renewable energy sources in North Carolina.