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May 21, 2015, 17:09 ET
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Coal ash management progress: Riverbend coal ash excavation is under way to fully lined landfill

 The first truck of excavated coal ash left the retired Riverbend power plant near Charlotte today, marking the beginning of the end for ash...

May 20, 2015, 13:30 ET
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Duke Energy, University of South Florida St. Petersburg unveil solar battery project

 Duke Energy Florida and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) today unveiled a new solar battery project that will explore...

May 19, 2015, 17:00 ET
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Duke Energy appoints Esamann to head Midwest, Florida operations

 Duke Energy today announced the appointment of Doug Esamann, currently president of Duke Energy Indiana, as president of the company's Midwest...

May 19, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Duke Energy unveils $1.1-billion plan to end coal era in Asheville, N.C.

Duke Energy today announced plans to retire its Asheville, N.C., coal-fired power plant in four to five years and modernize its generation and...

May 15, 2015, 15:14 ET
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Ash basin closure starts in South Carolina as three key North Carolina permits granted

 The W.S. Lee Steam Station site in Belton, S.C., has been bustling with activity in recent weeks in anticipation of the first truckload of...

May 14, 2015, 12:37 ET
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Duke Energy issues statement regarding federal court approval of coal ash agreement with U.S. Justice Department

Duke Energy today issued the following statement regarding federal court approval of an agreement with the U.S. government to close a federal...

May 13, 2015, 09:32 ET
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Solar agreement marks key milestone for South Carolina customers

Solar energy use among South Carolina customers will increase significantly as a result of an agreement filed with the Public Service Commission of...

May 12, 2015, 17:00 ET
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Marc Manly and Keith Trent to step down from Duke Energy

Duke Energy today announced that, in connection with a recent divestiture and changes in responsibilities, Marc Manly, executive vice president,...

May 12, 2015, 14:00 ET
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Duke Energy and Austin Energy reach milestones with completion of Los Vientos III wind power project

One hundred spinning turbines near the Rio Grande in Starr County, Texas, mark a major achievement for Duke Energy as well as its customer, Austin...

May 11, 2015, 08:15 ET
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Duke Energy Indiana statement on IURC grid modernization order

 Today, Duke Energy issued the following statement in response to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's May 8, 2015 denial of the...

May 07, 2015, 15:31 ET
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Duke Energy CEO emphasizes customers, communities, environment at shareholder meeting

 Duke Energy's 28,000 employees care deeply about the customers and communities they serve, and are building a legacy that will lead to a...

May 07, 2015, 14:00 ET
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Duke Energy declares quarterly dividend payment to shareholders

 Duke Energy today declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.795 per share, payable on June 16, 2015, to shareholders of...

May 05, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Duke Energy buys 7.5% of previously announced Sabal Trail pipeline that will meet growing need for natural gas in Southeast U.S.

Duke Energy, the nation's largest electric utility, today said it has bought a 7.5-percent ownership stake in the proposed and previously announced...

May 01, 2015, 11:00 ET
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Donation will help S.C.'s senior citizens make homes energy efficient

Senior citizens in South Carolina will soon benefit from a program that will help them better manage their utility bills by making their homes more...

May 01, 2015, 07:00 ET
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Duke Energy reports first quarter 2015 adjusted earnings

- First quarter 2015 adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $1.24, compared to $1.17 for the first quarter 2014 - Reported...

Apr 30, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Robinson Plant ash will be excavated to on-site, lined landfill

 Coal ash from the Duke Energy Progress Robinson Plant in Hartsville, S.C., will be excavated and relocated to an on-site, lined landfill,...

Apr 29, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Got Duke Energy questions? Here are your answers

 If you can't get enough of facts, figures and data, Duke Energy's 2014 Sustainability Report is just what you need. The report is available...

Apr 29, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Duke Energy to build fully lined coal ash landfills at Dan River and Sutton Plants

 On site and on time – that's the plan for storing millions of tons of coal ash from two North Carolina power plants. Duke Energy plans...

Apr 24, 2015, 08:30 ET
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Duke Energy named one of the 20 most innovative companies

 Duke Energy has been named to Greentech Media's Grid Edge 20 – recognizing the company as one of the most innovative firms working to...

Apr 22, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Construction ramps up at three Duke Energy solar sites in N.C.

 Additional workers are arriving and construction activities are ramping up at three Duke Energy solar facilities – part of the company's...