| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Federal inspectors found no violations as they delved into the reactor shutdowns in January at Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday.
An electrical malfunction caused both of the nuclear power plant's reactors...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:07 PM
DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border.
The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh issued...
| Feb 16, 2014
The hangtag on your door says ComEd installed a "smart meter" on your home. Now what?
There's a slew of products available to help you take advantage of the technology to lower your energy usage and save money. But knowing what will work with the new...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:26 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A second ruptured stormwater pipe that has been spilling toxic coal ash into the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia has been sealed, North Carolina officials announced late Friday.
The state's Department of Environment and...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Tens of thousands of tons of coal ash have spilled into the Dan River from a closed North Carolina coal plant since Sunday, but drinking water supplies have not been affected, according to municipal officials and the plant's owner, Duke Energy....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:18 PM
EDEN, N.C. – An environmental group Thursday challenged Duke Energy’s assurances that drinking water from the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia remained safe despite a massive spill of toxic coal ash that released a deluge of murky gray...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:42 PM
WASHINGTON -- Alarmed by the shooting attack on a Silicon Valley-area power station last spring, several senators called on regulators to review security operations at electrical utilities and consider imposing new rules to protect against future attacks....
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:37 PM
EDEN, N.C. — Pete Harrison dipped his kayak paddle into a gray stain on the bank of the murky Dan River. He pulled out a sticky gob 4 inches thick.
"That's pure coal ash," he said.
Harrison, a lawyer with the Waterkeeper Alliance, was kayaking...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:18 PM
RAWLINS, Wyo. — A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide.
"This is one of the windiest places in the nation," screams Bill Miller above the din of gusting air.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:28 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. — State regulators in North Carolina have asked a judge to delay what environmentalists claim is a sweetheart deal with Duke Energy designed to protect the nation's largest electrical utility from heavy fines for allowing coal ash into...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:38 PM
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Solar jobs in the U.S. climbed nearly 20% in the 14 months through November as cheaper panels and rising electricity rates spurred people to turn to solar.
As of November, solar companies had almost...