Duke Energy CEO has climate-change conversion, proposes carbon tax In a letter to shareholders last week, Duke Energy Corp. CEO Paul Anderson announced his company's decision to lobby for a tax on carbon-dioxide emissions -- a move that shocked shareholders and has some greens scratching their heads. Anderson said in a speech yesterday that he realized the tax would mean bigger bills and higher gas prices, but argued that it's important for industry to take the lead on reducing fossil-fuel consumption. "By helping shape public policy, we can advance the interests of our investors and customers," he wrote in a …
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