US energy firm to pay $5.5m to settle lawsuit

A US energy company has agreed to pay almost $5.5 million (£3.6m) in fines and contributions to environmental projects as part of a lawsuit. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the settlement with Duke Energy over pollution at five coal-fired power plants in North Carolina. The EPA said it […]

$1m for 200KW battery project in the US

A US energy company has provided $1 million (£630,000) for an energy storage project. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) will use the cash to develop a 200KW battery. It currently has a 100KW solar panel system and two small energy storage systems. It plans to install the new battery with more capacity so it […]

US energy firm fined $102m

US company Duke Energy’s subsidiaries have been fined $102 million (£64m) for a coal ash spill. They pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Water Act. Some of the charges are the direct result of discharging pollution from coal-ash dumps. The incident from the Dan River steam station into the Dan River near Eden, North Carolina took place in February 2014. Duke […]

US power firm scraps $24m nuclear project

The biggest energy company in the US has announced it will not be proceeding with a $24 billion (£15.7bn) nuclear power project in central Florida, reports claim. Delays in licensing of new plants by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and doubts about cost recovery are believed to have led to the decision, however, Duke Energy said […]