Tag: Coal-Fired Plants

Duke Energy case: US judge blasts North Carolina environmental agency over lax enforcement

Duke Energy case: US judge blasts North Carolina environmental agency over lax enforcement

Agency did not force Duke Energy to clean up toxic groundwater pollution RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina’s environmental watchdog agency has not been trying very hard to force Duke Energy to clean up toxic groundwater pollution near a coal-burning power plant where neighbours can’t drink their well water, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs’ […]

Utility Industry Workforce Initiative helps veterans get energy utility jobs

Utility Industry Workforce Initiative helps veterans get energy utility jobs

Industry expects half of workforce to retire in 10 years, supports Utility Industry Workforce Initiative A new federal program – the Utility Industry Workforce Initiative – designed to match military veterans with jobs in the American power industry was announced Monday by government and business representatives. The Utility Industry Workforce Initiative will recruit and train service members, […]

‘Coal Wars’: US reducing coal use, moving to natural gas

‘Coal Wars’: US reducing coal use, moving to natural gas

‘Coal Wars’ author says global coal industry must be shut down “Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet” (Palgrave Macmillan), by Richard Martin Fierce conflicts over coal are taking place around the globe, but author Richard Martin says the decline and ultimate demise of the fuel that powered the Industrial […]