Duke Energy proposes new gas plant to meet load growth

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Queen Greene sent her newborn son to live with his godparents last winter. She planned to set the thermostat of her three-bedroom North Carolina home at a chilly 60 degrees to keep her electricity bill low. Greene figured that would be too cold for a baby.

Study rips plan for huge SC power plant.

As legislators consider construction of a large natural gas plant to meet South Carolina’s growing energy demand, a consulting company is cautioning against the venture, saying the state-owned Santee Cooper power company has not looked at the matter thoroughly enough.