Lynn Good, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy Corp., smiles during the 2014 IHS CERAWeek conference in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, March 6, 2014. IHS CERAWeek is a gathering of senior energy decision-makers from around the world to focus on the accelerating pace of change in energy markets, technologies, geopolitics, and the emerging playing field. Photographer: Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesBloomberg Bloomberg via Getty Images
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In February 2014, seven months after Good became the first female CEO to lead Duke Energy, the company spilled as many as 39,000 tons of coal ash in North Carolina. Crisis management has kept Good busy, as has investing in Duke’s renewable-energy unit.