While the North Carolina Ethics Commission earlier this year dismissed a complaint against Gov. Pat McCrory’s office related to a meeting with Duke Energy officials and other issues, advocates say key questions remain unanswered.
A watchdog group shows a pattern of electric utilities supporting charities whose leaders in turn back bills or agency action favorable to companies.
Ratepayer and environmental advocates say a January settlement allowing cost recovery for the Edwardsport coal plant is not “a shut-the-coffin-closed deal.”
As Indiana regulators consider whether to approve a proposed settlement clearing the way for Duke Energy’s nearly-complete 618 MW coal gasification plant in Edwardsport to move forward, opponents of the project continue to push back.
A proposed pipeline to carry carbon dioxide from Midwestern coal gasification plants to Gulf Coast oil fields – announced with much fanfare in 2009 – is stuck in a holding pattern with no confirmed suppliers.
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