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NC Regulators consider Duke Energy program

Charging Duke Energy Corp. customers in North Carolina a little more will help the company with its energy conservation efforts, the utility's top executive in the state told regulators Monday.

Opponents: Duke Energy's 'Save-a-Watt' program no bright idea

The head of Duke Energy says changing how it encourages customers to use less power will help appropriately compensate the company.

CPSC Data Show Safety Recalls Increased 22% Over Last Year

The number of recalls of toys and children’s products is up 22% over the first half of last year, despite industry promises last year to solve the problems that made 2007 the “year of the recall,” according to an analysis of Consumer Product Safety Commission data by the nation’s leading consumer groups. The groups urged Congress to complete a “strong CPSC Reform Act” before the August recess.

Save-A-Watt costly, saves little

Duke Energy has proposed a new version of an “energy-efficiency” program. The proposal, called Save-A-Watt, would be wildly expensive but provide little energy savings. Not only would Duke be paid for the cost of the program, but also for 90 percent of the cost of power plants it doesn't have to build.

Teams push ticket scalping

The Carolina Hurricanes and other pro sports franchises are supporting a bill that would let fans buy scalped tickets over the Internet for North Carolina games and shows.

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