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How Sea Oats Make Beautiful Beaches Possible

With their deep roots, sea oats protect sand dunes and the beaches we enjoy
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As enchanting as coastal sea oats look, their golden tassels dancing in the ocean breeze from Florida’s Panhandle to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, what lies hidden beneath the sand is even more magical.

The roots of this dainty-looking grass extend as deep as 5 feet below the surface, and literally anchor the dunes in place.

For the fragile barrier islands, sea oats are the first line of defense.

Duke Energy Empowers Economies Through Workforce Development

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A growing issue for Duke Energy and many businesses is the gap between demand for skilled STEM workers and available talent to fill open positions. One of the ways the company is closing the gap is through our investments in education and workforce development.

Fully Paid Parental Leave for Duke Energy’s Moms, Dads

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Duke Energy in 2017 began offering its employees fully paid parental leave – totaling six weeks – to bolster workfamily balance and help attract and retain highly skilled workers.

The new benefit catapulted Duke Energy to near the front of the pack among the nation’s largest electric utilities, many of which do not offer dedicated paid parental leave.

Under Duke Energy’s new benefit – available to both mothers and fathers – an employee can start the six-week paid leave any time within the first 16 weeks after the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child.

How Hope, Dreams are Improving Charlotte Neighborhood

New initiative takes cradle-to-career approach to improving lives in Renaissance West
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In a cozy room filled with windows, books and cheerful posters, two kindergartners practice letter sounds by playing a picture game on a carpet mat.

A few doors down, third-graders sit in rapt attention – hands rising rapidly to answer questions – while their teacher talks about the primary colors in famous abstract art. Another door opens to a science lesson where children happily bang rocks together to make sand as the classroom snake naps in its glass case.

Protecting Eagles While Generating Carbon-Free Energy

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Duke Energy is installing new eagle protection technology at its Top of the World Windpower Project in Wyoming to detect in-flight eagles and prevent their collision with rotating wind turbine blades.

Duke Energy is the first windpower operator in the U.S. to commercially deploy the new system, called IdentiFlight, which uses artificial intelligence and high-precision optical technology to ensure the successful coexistence of wind energy and eagles.

Duke Energy Named One of America's Best Employers by Forbes

Company's comprehensive benefits and inclusive culture set the company apart
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Duke Energy has been named to Forbes magazine's 2018 list of America's Best Employers. Out of 500 companies ranked, Duke Energy moved up 38 spots to #106 and is the highest-ranking Charlotte-based employer. 

Duke Energy's Renewable Energy Portfolio Grew Almost 20 Percent in 2017, According to New Report

Summary: 
  • Company added more than 1,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass

  • Almost 40 percent of the company's electricity produces no greenhouse gas emissions

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  • Company added more than 1,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass

  • Almost 40 percent of the company's electricity produces no greenhouse gas emissions

Duke Energy's $62 Million Solar Rebate Program Approved for North Carolina Residential, Business and Nonprofit Customers

Summary: 
  • Savings potential of $4,800 for a typical residential solar array

  • Program resulted from collaborative solar law in North Carolina

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  • Savings potential of $4,800 for a typical residential solar array

  • Program resulted from collaborative solar law in North Carolina

From Chasing Storms to Scaling Poles, Duke Energy Lineworkers Keep the Grid Running

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April 18 is National Lineman Appreciation Day to celebrate lineworkers and their role in powering the lives of millions of people across the country

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April 18 is National Lineman Appreciation Day to celebrate lineworkers and their role in powering the lives of millions of people across the country

4 Reasons Why Doing Good is Good for Your Company

By: Melissa Anderson, Executive Vice President, Administration, and Chief Human Resources Officer, Duke Energy
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April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week, a time to recommit ourselves to community service and celebrate the change-makers who positively impact the world around them through volunteerism. Here in our headquarters city of Charlotte, Duke Energy is celebrating the week by teaming up with Share Charlotte to support Do Good Week. Through Do Good Week, we hope to educate and engage our neighbors in the many ways we can do good through volunteerism.

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