Duke Energy

Recycling
2:29 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Inside a refrigerator's insides

Justin Rainer with recycling company JACO Environmental pries the back off an old fridge.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Duke Energy tore apart an old refrigerator Thursday... and not just because someone thought destruction sounded fun. The demonstration highlights Duke's appliance recycling program.

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Gas line inspections
3:30 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Duke Energy using new contractor for gas line inspections

What to look for when a gas inspector arrives at your door.
Credit Provided

Duke Energy is farming out its gas meter and line inspections. Spokeswoman Sally Thelen says that means someone new could be knocking on your door. She says customers shouldn't be alarmed to see a contractor show up to read and inspect meters.

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Appliance recycling
11:33 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Wanted: Ohio's oldest functioning refrigerator or freezer

That old fridge sitting in the basement or garage might yield a decent bounty.
Mark Heyne, WVXU News

So you've got a refrigerator you suspect Methuselah might have used at some point in his life?  Then utilities across the state of Ohio, including Duke, want to hear from you.  

They've kicked off Ohio's Oldest Refrigerator contest and say they'll pay a $1,250 prize for the state's most ancient fridge or freezer.

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Duke Energy
12:00 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Local hearings begin Tuesday for proposed Duke rate hikes

The first of four public hearings over a proposed Duke Energy increase begins tonight.

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Smale Riverfront Park
10:30 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Duke grant will create riverfront 'garden'

A child plays in the fountains at Smale Riverfront Park.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

A new green space is coming to the Cincinnati riverfront. Duke Energy is donating nearly a half million dollars over three years to add a garden to Smale Riverfront Park.

Spokesman Blair Schroeder says the plan is create a 'front porch' feel to the city.

"In addition to the lush gardens and large trees, you're going to have your walking paths, you're going to have granite sea walls and, of course, the park will also have large, oversized, family-sized porch swings that are suspended so visitors will have a front row seat to the scenery that passes along the Ohio River."

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