The low price of electricity in our region is often cited as a key driver of economic development, especially in the resurgence of manufacturing in our region. As Duke Energy’s state president for North Carolina, Paul Newton is working with regulators on the utility’s rates along with the task of removing coal ash from decommissioned power plants. On this program, we discuss the accidental discharge of ash into the Dan River and the resulting public dialogue around waste from power production. We also examine the lack of national energy policy and its impact on planning for future energy needs. Dr. Rob Bliss of Wake Forest University, and Otis Rawl of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce join the conversation.
Tags: Banking, Banking Regulations, Coal Ash, Credit Quality, Dan River, Dr. Rob Bliss, Duke Energy, Energy, Energy Regulations, Energy Sources, Gas Tax, Infrastructure, Natural Gas Pipeline, North Carolina, Otis Rawl, Paul Newton, Political Leadership, Power Generation, S.C. Chamber of Commerce, S.C. Statehouse, Solar Power, State Agency Leadership, Third-party Metering, Workforce Development