Legacy power companies are squaring off with new renewable energy providers in a battle to claim utility customers—and revenue. The companies are lobbying regulators and legislatures to roll back subsidies and credits that promote solar energy and other renewable sources of power, claiming that such support undercuts traditional utilities’ capacity to run the nation’s grid. The renewable energy industry replies that government incentives are crucial to start up renewable energy infrastructure and services.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has released its 2012 Sustainability Report, a comprehensive overview of the company's social, environmental and financial performance.
A city collaborates with Verizon to create the most sustainable, energy-efficient urban core.
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How can we make reduced energy consumption a real and seamless possibility? A unique public-private partnership between Verizon, Duke Energy, and the leaders of Charlotte, North Carolina is working to create a sustainable, energy-efficient urban core.
The Envision Charlotte project has created “intelligent buildings,” where real-time data on energy consumption is gathered using smart meters and sensors and displayed on interactive kiosks throughout uptown. Businesses and individuals can keep track of their energy usage to see how much power they consume -- or save.