October 2, 2012 -
Unallowable expenses the utility giant submitted as part of recent North Carolina rate hike cases included lobbying, political junkets and costs related to a criminal investigation in Indiana. A watchdog group calls for an audit and penalties for improper future submissions.
August 20, 2012 -
An energy watchdog group is running ads in newspapers across North Carolina demanding the power giant come clean on billions of dollars in planned nuclear improvements that could cost its customers dearly.
July 27, 2012 -
Duke Energy is facing a credit downgrade, shareholder lawsuits, multiple investigations, and a legal move to reopen the regulatory proceedings that allowed it to take over Progress Energy in the first place.
July 12, 2012 -
The Democratic Party tied its upcoming convention's fortunes to Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers, now embroiled in a scandal over an abrupt CEO switch following the company's merger with Progress Energy. What will the controversy mean for the party in the upcoming election?
January 17, 2012 -
The N.C. Attorney General says the utility giant's proposed 7.2% rate hike unfairly favors investors over ordinary consumers, while public-interest groups accuse the company of taking from the poor to give to Google and other corporate energy hogs.
November 29, 2011 -
As record numbers of North Carolinians struggle to put enough food on the table, Duke Energy pushes for the biggest residential rate hike in 20 years -- while raking in huge profits and avoiding federal taxes.