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U.S. Judge Delays Criminal Sentencing Of Duke Energy

Vicki Lawrence song influences a North Carolina judge to defer sentencing against Duke Energy for polluting local rivers.

April 14, 2015

Renewable Energy Companies Use New Clout In Statehouses

Green energy going toe-to-toe with the fossil fuel industry in statehouses across the country.

December 26, 2014

U.S. Inflation Falls For First Time In Over A Year

Washington (AFP) — Consumer prices in the United States fell in August for the first time in more than a year, dragged lower by declines in energy, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. The consumer price index fell 0.2 percent on the month. It was the first decline in CPI since April 2013, surprising analysts who […]

September 17, 2014

Power Outage In Egypt Strands Commuters, Disrupts Capital

By Laura King and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — An hours-long power outage in the Egyptian capital and elsewhere in the country on Thursday stranded commuters, disrupted TV broadcasts, and trapped a small but unlucky cohort in elevators as daytime temperatures topped 100 degrees. Compounding the misery, the outage shut down water supplies […]

September 4, 2014

Report: Second Largest Afghan City Could Go Dark When U.S. Subsidies End

By Lindsay Wise, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Residents of Afghanistan’s second largest city could go without power when U.S. subsidies for diesel fuel phase out next year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The United States has no realistic plan to help the Afghan government provide […]

August 5, 2014

U.S. Widens Inquiry Of Duke Energy’s Coal Ash Spill In North Carolina

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times RALEIGH, N.C. — Federal prosecutors have broadened their criminal investigation of state environmental regulators after a massive coal ash spill February 2 that contaminated the Dan River in North Carolina, issuing 20 more subpoenas demanding documents about communications and possible payments and gifts. The subpoenas, disclosed Wednesday, require the state […]

February 20, 2014