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For more information on local efforts to transition to more sustainable, cleaner sources of energy, see other recent Mountain Xpress reporting, including:

Two Years In: Energy Innovation Task Force Leaders Cite New Marketing Campaign, Dedication from Duke as Positive Action,” Xpress, April 18

City Sustainability Efforts Fall Short of Annual Goal in 2017,” Xpress, April 18

Power Down: County Looks for Tangible Ways to Accomplish Sustainability Goals,” Xpress, Feb. 28

Power Play: Duke Sparks Debate with Request for 15 Percent Rate Hike, Xpress, Sept. 6

Full Speed Ahead: Smart Meters Coming to WNC,” Xpress, April 12, 2017

Wired: Heat Pumps Drive Rapid Growth in WNC’s Peak Electricity Demand,” Xpress, Jan. 18, 2017

The Gas Man Cometh: Duke Energy’s Planned Power Plant Tied to Fracking,” Xpress, June 29, 2016

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