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Nuclear energy is central to N.Y.'s efforts to cut emissions

9/16/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

The U.N. Climate Summit presents a good opportunity to highlight the contributions of nuclear energy to the state's greenhouse-gas reduction efforts, writes Jerry Kremer, chairman of the New York Affo… Read More

GAO increases prediction for coal-fired power plant losses

9/16/2014

  • Hill, The
  • EENews.net (subscription required)

The Government Accountability Office now estimates that 13% of U.S. coal-fired energy capacity will be retired by 2025, with three-quarters of that occurring by the end of next year. That is an increa… Read More

Duke plans $500 million solar-energy investment

9/16/2014

  • Fox Business

Duke Energy will spend $500 million on solar-energy projects in a bid to comply with North Carolina's renewable-energy portfolio requirements, says Rob Caldwell, the utility's VP of renewable generati… Read More