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Public gets last chance to weigh in on Duke-Progress merger

September 19, 2011 - The N.C. Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 20 about the proposed merger of Progress Energy and Duke Energy to form the nation's largest electric utility, which would operate under the Duke Energy name. The hearing represents the public's last chance to weigh in on the plan. If the merger is approved, the company would become the largest U.S. utility, worth over $35 billion and with more than 7 million customers in the Carolinas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

So much for 'emissions-free' nuclear power

July 17, 2007 - The proponents of nuclear power often make the argument that nuclear plants are environmentally friendly because they don't emit greenhouse gas pollution. Consider for example this statement from the Web site of the Nuclear Energy Institute, a policy group that represents the nuclear power industry: