North Carolina utilities commission
Duke Energy says it's on track to stop generating electricity with coal by 2035. That includes the Belews Creek site in Stokes County, one of its largest plants.
Duke Energy says it plans to ask state regulators again for approval to increase customers' electric bills.
A longtime state government veteran is among those nominated by Gov.
State regulators got an earful from residents who say they don't want to pay for costs associated with coal ash cleanup across the state.
North Carolina residents will get their say on Duke Energy's request to raise electricity rates to help pay for coal ash cleanup. A public hearing is scheduled Wednesday night in Greensboro.
Charging North Carolina consumers the full, multibillion-dollar cost of cleaning up coal ash dumps is comparable to tire stores charging customers an extra fee to dispose of an old set of wheels, a