Last night CBS 60 Minutes aired an interview with Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good about the coal ash spill in the Dan River earlier this year. The public now knows that every coal ash pond Duke Energy has in North Carolina, a total of 14, are leaking toxins into rivers and ground water that the public, farmers, and wildlife rely on for fresh water.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that three EMCS, Cobb, Flint Energies, and Sawnee, have signed on to buy solar energy generated electricity that will be sold by the Southern Company. The new facility will be built on 911 acres in Taylor County, and will power up to 21,000 homes. The power purchase agreements will provide clean energy to customers for 25 years.