October 13, 2010

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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