Why is the third-biggest emitter in the United States also one of the leading voices for climate-change legislation? It just makes good business sense, according to Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers. One of the biggest generators of coal-fired power in the country, the company sees a need for a clear regulatory direction, both domestically and internationally, so that emitters can begin that transition. In this interview, Rogers elaborates on the role of nuclear power, his company's partnership with a Chinese energy producer and the future of smart-grid technology.

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