Friday, July 27, 2012

Duke Energy replaces Progress execs who resigned - Greensboro - The Business Journal

Chris Bagley
Duke Energy Corporation has replaced two of the three senior executives who resigned earlier this month, and eliminated the third open position.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NRC warns of problems at Catawba Nuclear Station - Business -

The Charlotte Observer reported ( the problems could lead to more inspections of the plant on Lake Wylie on the South Carolina-North Carolina state line.
The plant lost incoming power April 4. Backup generators kicked in and the one operating reactor shut down safely. The other reactor already was shut down for refueling.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

In Energy Conservation, a Focus on Bragging Rights -

Diane Cardwell
But utilities hope to tap into the same dynamic that works for video games and applications like Foursquare, where users compete against one another to earn bragging rights, like becoming “mayor” of a favorite restaurant.

Initial Findings on South Carolina's "Help My House" Pilot Released | Environmental and Energy Study Institute

Washington, DC - South Carolina rural electric cooperatives (co-ops) have released promising preliminary findings from their "Help My House" pilot, part of the co-ops' Rural Energy Savings Program. The pilot allows co-op members to borrow money for energy efficiency improvements to their homes, which is repaid as part of their electric bills. This process is referred to as "on-bill financing." The 125 participating households are projected to save an average of more than $400 per year (after loan payments) by reducing their electricity use an average of 35 percent.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Lake landmark to come down - Local / Metro -

Tim Flach
The smokestack on the north edge of the dam will be demolished in a few years once the coal-fired electrical power plant underneath is mothballed.

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