July 17, 2013 -
Democracy North Carolina criticizes the $99,000 fine that's part of the proposed settlement between the utility giant and state regulators over water contamination from its coal-fired power plants as "piddling" while raising concerns about the company's political influence and close ties to Gov. Pat McCrory.
July 15, 2013 -
A new poll finds that the majority of North Carolina residents oppose fracking, but their elected state representatives are aggressively pushing to fast-track the controversial gas drilling technique in the state. Could a backlash be brewing?
June 26, 2013 -
Bypassing a Congress that's failed to take action to address a worsening problem, President Obama unveiled a plan to curb climate-disrupting pollution from coal-fired power plants -- with big implications for the coal-dependent South.
June 18, 2013 -
A utility watchdog and its hired expert scoured Duke Energy rate-hike filings and uncovered numerous instances where the company inappropriately charged customers for things like political contributions and a sports team sponsorship. They're calling on state regulators to fine Duke at least $5 million for the violations.
June 5, 2013 -
Though some politicians are trying to repeal the state's renewable energy standard, the policy continues to help make North Carolina a national leader in creating clean-energy jobs.
May 28, 2013 -
The failure of legislation to repeal the state's groundbreaking renewable energy program is a setback for conservative ideologues, but the lawmaker who led the repeal initiative says he hopes to continue the effort using new tactics.
March 12, 2013 -
A new report finds that North Carolina is among the leaders in creating manufacturing-related clean energy jobs, but some of the state's politicians are targeting the law that jump-started the industry's growth.