October 13, 2010 7:17 AM

Duke Energy gets OK to use trees for power production

Duke Energy will be able to use whole trees harvested for power plant fuel, the N.C. Utilities Commission says. A commission order Monday clarified the type of wood that may be used under the state's 2007 renewable-energy law. Wood is part of a broad category of organic fuels called biomass that will play a large role in helping utilities meet the state green-energy mandate.

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