coal plant http://wfae.org en Duke Energy's Store Sells Sort-Of-Free Lightbulbs http://wfae.org/post/duke-energys-store-sells-sort-free-lightbulbs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Duke Energy is offering free </span>lightbulbs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> when you order them online. Well, almost free. You can order </span>lightbulbs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for up to 92 percent off the retail price. The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">company's efforts to promote energy efficiency helps their bottom line.</span></p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:17:15 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 39634 at http://wfae.org Duke Energy's Store Sells Sort-Of-Free Lightbulbs Contaminated Asheville Well Fuels Coal Ash Debate http://wfae.org/post/contaminated-asheville-well-fuels-coal-ash-debate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State water regulators have identified a well near Asheville with contaminated drinking water and have indicated it likely comes from waste leaking from a Duke Energy coal plant. At the same time, the state and environmental organizations are caught up in a lawsuit with Duke over exactly this issue—coal plants contaminating groundwater and rivers, including in the Asheville and Charlotte regions.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WFAE’s Ben Bradford joined Morning Edition host Kevin </span>Kniestedt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to unpack what the one contaminated well signifies for Duke, the state, environmentalists, and water drinkers around North Carolina.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:45:39 +0000 Ben Bradford 37989 at http://wfae.org Contaminated Asheville Well Fuels Coal Ash Debate Duke's Most Efficient Plant Not Efficient Enough For EPA Rule http://wfae.org/post/dukes-most-efficient-plant-not-efficient-enough-epa-rule <p></p><p></p><p>Duke’s Edwardsport plant in Indiana is a “coal gasification” plant, meaning the coal gets turned into a gas and some of the pollutants get filtered out, before moving into the turbine.&nbsp; Company spokesman Chad Eaton says it is the most efficient coal plant in the country, since opening this summer. But, even it would surpass the limit the EPA announced today on the amount of emissions new coal power plants will be able to release.</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:07:45 +0000 Ben Bradford 35759 at http://wfae.org Duke's Most Efficient Plant Not Efficient Enough For EPA Rule