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Duke Energy in Top 15% of Newsweek's 2017 Green Rankings

Company receives high marks for waste productivity
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Duke Energy has ranked in the top 15% of Newsweek's 2017 Green Rankings. One of the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world's largest publically traded companies, the Green Rankings rate the top 500 U.S. companies, top 500 Global, and best in industry.

Green Berets Get a Little Bit of Home for the Holidays

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Brian Clay is used to sending care packages to faraway places for his Green Beret son-in-law, Tripp White. In the past six years, his family has sent packages to Afghanistan and Africa, and his teammates at Duke Energy’s Harris Nuclear Plant have pitched in, too.

But this year, Clay said, his teammates surpassed all of his expectations.

Duke Energy Florida Expands Solar in the Sunshine State with Completion of Suwannee Facility

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  • Providing customers with carbon-free energy from nearly 9-megawatt solar power plant on 70 acres in Suwannee County
  • Company plans to develop up to 700 megawatts of solar by 2021
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  • Providing customers with carbon-free energy from nearly 9-megawatt solar power plant on 70 acres in Suwannee County
  • Company plans to develop up to 700 megawatts of solar by 2021

Duke Energy Provides $700,000 in Winter Assistance Funds in Indiana

Customers who need help paying electricity bills can receive up to $300 toward their bill
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PLAINFIELD, Ind., December 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Duke Energy is once again assisting customers who may struggle to pay their winter energy bills.

The company is contributing $600,000 for low-income customer energy assistance through its Helping Hand program.

In addition, Duke Energy Indiana customers and employees have contributed about $96,000 to date for the program, raising this year's total to almost $700,000.

Duke Energy Joins Industry Initiative to Enhance Sustainability Reporting for Investors

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Pilot program aims to standardize reporting on environmental, social, governance and sustainability metrics.

 
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Pilot program aims to standardize reporting on environmental, social, governance and sustainability metrics.

 

Duke Energy Executive Vice President, Lloyd Yates, Named to List of Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

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Lloyd Yates doesn’t forget the people who gave him a lift.

His parents, who insisted that he do something with his life. The Salvation Army, which provided a safe space to play. And the mentors who offered advice, friendship and the codes to crack to rise through the ranks of a major corporation.

As a kid growing up in a tough, racially segregated town near Philadelphia, an executive future seemed unlikely. He didn’t meet doctors, lawyers or businesspeople. The only affluent African-Americans he knew of were professional athletes or entertainers.

Piedmont Natural Gas Invites Community to ‘Share the Warmth’ on #GivingTuesday

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  • Community leaders asked to don symbolic orange scarves to promote Nov. 28 event

  • Donations by customers, community will keep our neighbors warm this winter

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  • Community leaders asked to don symbolic orange scarves to promote Nov. 28 event

  • Donations by customers, community will keep our neighbors warm this winter

Duke Energy Earns Perfect Score in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

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Earns "Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality" distinction.

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Earns "Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality" distinction.

How Utilities United to Fight Scammers

Beware utility scams. For National Utility Scam Awareness Day Nov. 15, energy companies want you to be vigilant.
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Editor’s note: Jared Lawrence is vice president of Customer Operations – Piedmont Natural Gas and Metering Services, and chair of the Utilities United Against Scams Executive Committee

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