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From Exotic Felines to Teddy Bears, How Duke Energy Employees Made an Impact in May

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The numbers tell the story: 2,300 volunteers, 14,000-plus hours served, 267 projects completed, 3,500 hurricane kits packed and 1,286 teddy bears stuffed.

These are just a few of the numbers that showcase the impact of Duke Energy In Action Month. An annual initiative during May, Duke Energy In Action Month mobilizes employees across our service footprint to volunteer their time in the communities we serve. Whether planting sea oats, building an outdoor classroom at a Title I school or helping rescue exotic felines, our employees had an immeasurable impact in May.

Duke Energy Progress Continues to Be a Shining Star for Solar Power

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  • Company ranked No. 4 in 2018 for connecting solar power to its energy grid
  • Lands in the Top 10 for the seventh straight year
  • Continues to drive solar adoption in the region
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  • Company ranked No. 4 in 2018 for connecting solar power to its energy grid
  • Lands in the Top 10 for the seventh straight year
  • Continues to drive solar adoption in the region

Duke Energy & Piedmont Natural Gas Volunteers Build Outdoor Learning Lab

During Duke Energy In Action Month, employees across the company volunteer on dozens of projects
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More than 100 Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas volunteers spent the day at Governors’ Village STEM Academy in north Charlotte on May 10 to build an outdoor learning lab.

Duke Energy Florida to Build Its Largest Battery Storage Projects Yet

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22 megawatts of electricity storage to enhance Florida’s smart grid

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22 megawatts of electricity storage to enhance Florida’s smart grid

Pathways to a Lower-Carbon Future: C2ES Collaborates With Duke Energy and 20+ Companies on New Report

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The nonpartisan Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) issued a report this week exploring the various paths to achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 levels by 2050. Duke Energy joined more than 20 other companies representing many sectors that helped develop the scenarios evaluated in the report.

Charlotte Engineering Early College's Inaugural Graduates Focus on the Future With Help From the Duke Energy Foundation.

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Evan West and Kira Marsh, members of the Charlotte Engineering Early College’s (CEEC) first graduating class of fifth-year students, have a lot in common.

West and Marsh were co-valedictorians of their class. They have perfect 4.0 grade point averages in their UNC Charlotte courses. And they both will continue their educations at UNC Charlotte, thanks to generous scholarships from the Duke Energy Foundation.

Piedmont Natural Gas Completes Its Largest Debt Issuance Aided by Disabled-Veteran-Owned Banks

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), has successfully closed a $600 million debt offering – its largest debt issuance in the history of the company and its first since it merged with Duke Energy.

My Husband, the Lineworker, Is a Superhero

Though the job is demanding, this lineworker’s wife is proud of her husband’s sacrifice
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Editor’s note: This is a letter from Duke Energy lineworker Wesley Seaburg’s wife, Katy Beth, in honor of National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18. Seaburg is a distribution line tech based in Spartanburg, S.C.

Encouraging the Not-So-Secret Life of Bees

Plants – and humans – need pollinators to survive. Here’s how Floridians are creating corridors for them
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As students grow milkweed, sunflowers, asters, parsley and other native plants at six schools in Florida, the gardens will help more than the pollinators that depend on the plants for survival.

Without bees, butterflies and other insects, humans won’t survive either. It’s a lesson teachers hope students in Volusia County take with them for life.

“We have to keep pollinators alive or we won’t live,” said Louise Chapman, environmental/STEM resource teacher. “Having pollinator corridors in protected areas will be wonderful.”

Innovation Gets in the Weeds Under Solar Panels

College students in Florida design robots to cut grass beneath hard-to-reach solar panels
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Solar power plants provide many benefits but at least one perpetual challenge: How do you keep grass under the panels from growing too high?

Mowers with traditional blades can damage equipment. Hand-held weed-whackers are a labor-intensive solution. Even the sheep tried at one small site behaved unreliably.

So why not innovate and let engineers-to-be address this question for college credit?

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