North Carolina

Duke Energy Utility Issues Historic $1 Billion Green Bond Offering

Summary: 
  • Duke Energy Carolinas' first clean energy investment offering
  • One of the largest issuances of green bonds for utility industry
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  • Duke Energy Carolinas' first clean energy investment offering
  • One of the largest issuances of green bonds for utility industry

Duke Energy Aims to Expand Solar Power to Non-residential Customers Without Large Upfront Investment

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  • Duke Energy affiliate will construct, own, operate and maintain on-site solar facilities for customers
  • Projects in the Carolinas could be as large as 1 megawatt in capacity
Press Release
  • Duke Energy affiliate will construct, own, operate and maintain on-site solar facilities for customers
  • Projects in the Carolinas could be as large as 1 megawatt in capacity

Smithfield Foods Announces Landmark Investment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Global food company expands “Manure-To-Energy” and other renewables projects in North Carolina, Missouri, and Utah
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October 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Duke Energy Signs on to Congressional HBCU Partnership Challenge

First energy company to join bipartisan effort to promote corporate engagement with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)
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CHARLOTTE, N.C, October 23, 2018 /3BL Media/. -- Duke Energy today became the first energy company to sign up for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge created by the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus.

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (D-NC) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), co-chairs of the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus, launched the HBCU Partnership Challenge to promote greater engagement and support from private companies with HBCUs. Duke Energy is among 13 other companies, including Intel, Lyft, Amazon and GM Financial, to take the challenge.

Duke Energy to Invest $500 Million in Battery Storage in the Carolinas Over the Next 15 Years

Summary: 
  • About 300 megawatts of battery energy storage slated for the Carolinas
  • Battery storage in region will increase almost twentyfold, delivering system benefits to customers and communities
  • Filing recently made with regulators for Madison County, N.C., project
Press Release
  • About 300 megawatts of battery energy storage slated for the Carolinas
  • Battery storage in region will increase almost twentyfold, delivering system benefits to customers and communities
  • Filing recently made with regulators for Madison County, N.C., project

HanesBrands Donates More Than $2 Million of Underwear, Socks and T-Shirts to Assist Hurricane Florence Victims

Nonprofit charity Delivering Good to distribute the donated apparel to relief agencies in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina
Press Release

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., October 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- HanesBrands announced today that it is donating nearly 350,000 pairs of underwear, socks and T-shirts to assist victims of flooding from Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and the Southeast.

Hanes is partnering with nonprofit charity Delivering Good to distribute essential basic apparel valued at more than $2 million to storm and flood victims who have endured relocation, lost homes, power outages and other hardships in wake of the hurricane and associated flooding.

Wells Fargo Mobilizes to Support Customers and Communities Impacted by Hurricane Florence

$1 Million donation to be amplified by ATM contributions and Go Far Rewards®
Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) today announced $1 million in donations to support communities impacted by Hurricane Florence and the activation of special disaster assistance for customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

Booz Allen Expands North Carolina Presence, Adds 200+ Jobs

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Booz Allen is expanding its operations in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and adding 208 new jobs over five years as part of an economic incentive package. The firm plans to roll out the expansion in two phases, with the first involving moving new offices into 6,000 square feet of additional space on the ground floor of the building the company currently rents. When the current lease is up in 2020, the company would relocate to accommodate future growth.

Encouraging Science-minded Girls With Project Scientist

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Although women fill nearly half of all jobs in the U.S., they hold less than 25% of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. A nonprofit camp in Charlotte is working to close this gender gap with help from local companies like Duke Energy.

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