North Carolina

Duke Energy Helps Families Hit by COVID-19

Duke Energy donates $1.3 million to hunger relief during pandemic, waives fees to ease customers’ financial burden
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While the pandemic is wreaking havoc on the economy, nonprofits, governments and businesses are pulling together to help those in need.

How Companies Buy RECs to Meet Their Sustainability Goals

What the heck is a REC? Renewable Energy Certificates allow a factory in North Carolina to reduce carbon emissions to zero
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When the manufacturer UPM Raflatac wanted to eliminate carbon emissions, it didn’t have the luxury of building a solar or wind farm at its Henderson County, N.C., plant.

Smithfield Foods Generates Renewable Natural Gas from Wastewater to Power North Carolina Communities

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New partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio to Benefit Thousands of Homes and Businesses

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New partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio to Benefit Thousands of Homes and Businesses

$300,000 in Grants From Duke Energy Will Aid Triangle to Transition to More Electric Buses

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  • Transit agencies plan to increase electric bus fleet
  • Duke Energy grant continues company’s push to electrify transportation in North Carolina
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  • Transit agencies plan to increase electric bus fleet
  • Duke Energy grant continues company’s push to electrify transportation in North Carolina

Duke Energy Powers Storm Resiliency in N.C. Communities With $1.1 Million in Grants

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65 organizations across North Carolina receive grants to prepare for future emergencies and storms.

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65 organizations across North Carolina receive grants to prepare for future emergencies and storms.

More Renewable Energy Options Available Under Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage

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  • Allows large energy users to secure renewable energy from new facilities
  • 600 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity approved in N.C.
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  • Allows large energy users to secure renewable energy from new facilities
  • 600 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity approved in N.C.

Duke Energy Invests Over $3.6 Million to Build Diverse Workforce of the Future

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  • 54 organizations across six states to receive grants supporting innovative workforce education and training programs
  • Initiatives include efforts to grow pipeline of women, veteran and minority engineers
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  • 54 organizations across six states to receive grants supporting innovative workforce education and training programs
  • Initiatives include efforts to grow pipeline of women, veteran and minority engineers

Why Are Bats Disappearing? Study Aims to Find Out

Duke Energy research will help scientists learn more about bats
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Bats are hard to find. They’re small (some weigh less than three pennies), they fly by night and hide during the day, but perhaps the most challenging part is that there are fewer of them than there used to be.

Numbers are dropping because of White Nose Syndrome, a disease caused by a fungus that’s spreading across the country. In North Carolina’s mountains, bat researcher Han Li said the population of certain species has dropped by 99 percent.

World’s Fifth Oldest Tree Found in North Carolina

Researcher confirms bald cypress tree is 2,624 years old – many nearby are more than 1,000 years old
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Some of the oldest trees in the world are rooted along the swampy twists and turns of the Black River in eastern North Carolina. When University of Arkansas researcher David Stahle first saw the bald cypress trees in the 1980s, he knew they were ancient, but he recently proved that one is at least 2,624 years old – making it the fifth oldest living tree in the world.

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.

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