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Growth And Energy Issues


Last updated 8/24/2015 at 10:18am

In the last 30 years, there has been significant population growth in western North Carolina. The increase in population has also put more stress upon our public lands and increased our demand for power. In the last 40 years, according to Duke Power, electricity use in the Asheville area has more than doubled.

In order to meet this increasing demand for power, Duke is planning to make some major infrastructure changes and additions. They will be converting the coal-based generation units at Lake Julian to natural gas and solar units. This is generally viewed as good news since both are cle...

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