Economy & Business

"Duke CEO: All Customers Pay for Coal Ash Cleanup"

"CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Duke Energy's CEO says while the company and its shareholders will pay to clean up a coal ash spill in the Dan River, its customers will shoulder the costs of closing the rest of the utility's coal ash ponds across North Carolina."

Source: AP, 03/10/2014

Will More US Natural Gas To Europe 'Keep Putin in Check'? Doubtful.

"Republicans say faster approval of LNG export terminals could help check the influence of other suppliers, like Russia, and allow Europe to take a tougher diplomatic stance on Ukraine. Energy analysts say that would take years."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 03/07/2014

"Obama Heads to Mexico Amigos Meeting Strained by Keystone"

"Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s frustration with U.S. President Barack Obama’s failure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline may make this installment of the North America summit, known as the “Three Amigos,” the frostiest since the annual meetings began almost a decade ago."

Source: Bloomberg, 02/19/2014

"Loan Program for Reactors Is Fizzling"

"WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is set to announce on Wednesday that he will finish a $6.5 billion loan guarantee this week and another soon for $1.8 billion to help three Georgia electric companies build the first new nuclear reactors in the United States in three decades."

Source: AP, 02/19/2014

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