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April 30, 2012

Duke Energy partners with Japanese firm to extend U.S. renewables

Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-04-30 11:46:16

Renewable energy development has been slow to take hold in the Southeast, but that hasn’t stopped one of the region’s dominant utilities, Duke Energy Corp., from significantly expanding its renewables footprint, even if it has to go to Texas, Kansas and Arizona to do it. Yesterday, Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke announced it had secured financing for 299 megawatts of new wind power generation in southwestern Kansas that it will build in a 50-50 joint venture with Sumitomo Corp. of America, a subsidiary of Japan’s Sumitomo Corp. [ read more … ]

Sparks fly as DOJ prosecutor forced to defend migratory bird law enforcement

Lawrence Hurley, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-04-30 11:46:43

Responding to criticism from an industry lawyer, the Justice Department’s top environmental crimes prosecutor yesterday mounted a foreceful defense of the government’s enforcement of a law that criminalizes the killing of migratory birds. [ read more … ]

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