Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Environment - "Duke Energy reaches settlement with environmental groups"
Rick Callahan of the Associated Press reports in this August 31 story that begins:
Duke Energy has agreed to quit burning coal at its share of a power plant in western Indiana by June 2018 under a settlement announced Friday with environmental and citizens groups that also calls for the company to increase its investments in renewable energy.
A state administrative law judge oversaw the settlement, which was signed Wednesday by Duke Energy, the Sierra Club, Citizens Action Coalition, Valley Watch and Save the Valley.
The settlement ends the activist groups’ challenge of Duke Energy’s state air permit for its new $3.5 billion, coal-gasification plant that went online this summer. That southwestern Indiana plant was the subject of an ethical flap after Duke officials and regulators were found to be discussing the project’s rising costs.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 3, 2013 12:10 PM
Posted to Environment