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Former IURC Chairman INDICTED on ethics raps involving Duke Edwardsport

December 12, 2011-by John Russell in the Indianapolis Star The former chairman of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has been indicted on a three felony counts of official misconduct in cases concerning Duke Energy Corp. A Marion County grand jury today issued … Continue reading






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South Bend Trib-Shine a light on this rate increase

October 9, 2011-Editorial in the South Bend Tribune If you are among Indiana Michigan Power’s 458,000 customers in Indiana, you already may be worrying about how you’ll pay your bill if the utility makes its case for a 22.7 percent … Continue reading






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New IURC Chair also had a really cozy relationship with Duke Energy execs according to emails

August 11, 2011-by John Russell in the Indianapolis Star  Indiana’s top utility regulator sent a private email last year to a top executive at Duke Energy Corp., recommending “confidentially, just between you and me” that the utility hire his personal choice as … Continue reading






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Duke ignored water issue at Indiana plant, consultant says

July 29, 2011-by Chris O’Malley in the Indiana Business Journal Regulatory filings alleging Duke Energy Corp. grossly mismanaged construction of its Edwardsport plant contend the utility ignored warnings for seven months over potential problems with federal regulators if it disposed … Continue reading






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Is the sun setting on “clean” coal

Carbon Capture and Sequestration might soon be nothing more than a relic in a “might have been” history book. July 17, 2011-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Most people who have studied the issue easily understand that coal is not clean … Continue reading






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Activist ( John Blair ) shows 98 cents worth of outrage at Duke Energy annual meeting

May 6, 2011-by John Downey in the Charlotte Business Journal Indiana activist John Blair provided the most dramatic moment at Duke Energy’s annual meeting Thursday, tearing his dividend check to pieces to express his outrage with CEO Jim Rogers. It cost him 98 cents. … Continue reading






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Duke deal still tainted by coziness

February 28, 2011-An Editorial Opinion in the Indianapolis Star. While federal, state and Marion County authorities look into the chummy relationships between Duke Energy executives and state regulators, the taxpaying and rate-paying public may already have seen enough. Last week … Continue reading






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