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Where to find the money to clean up Duke’s coal ash dumps

A story in this morning’s Charlotte Observer makes the answer pretty obvious:

Duke Energy hit its 2013 earnings target on the strength of its merger with Progress Energy, higher customer rates and a strong finish to the year.

Profits of $2.7 billion for the year earned $3.76 a share, compared with the $1.8 billion and $3.07 a share in 2012, Duke said Tuesday.

Adjusted for one-time items, earnings were $4.35 a share, at the midpoint of Duke’s target range and ahead of analysts’ estimates. That’s up from $4.32 a year ago.”

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One Comment

  1. LayintheSmakDown

    February 22, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Its all good. Barry’s EPA says coal ash is good stuff! Why all the hysteria? Could it be because the issue can now be used to eviscerate NC Republicans? Bingo!