With their deep roots, sea oats protect sand dunes and the beaches we enjoy
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.
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.
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.
New initiative takes cradle-to-career approach to improving lives in Renaissance West
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.
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.
Company's comprehensive benefits and inclusive culture set the company apart
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.