Duke negotiating on 32,200 MW of power

HOUSTON, Sept. 20, 2000 – Duke Energy Corp. units plan to bring 10-11 new power facilities on line during 2002-2003, Sue Becht, head of investor relations for the Charlotte, NC-based firm, told analysts attending the Dain Rauscher Wessels conference in Houston.

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 21, 2000 (The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star)–The continued growing demand for electricity has focused attention on building new power plants to help prevent brownouts and blackouts. Yet government policy-makers continue to ignore the role of coal, the nation’s No. 1 power plant fuel. Why? Because of the notion that all our country really needs is energy conservation and greater use of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind.

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