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HanesBrands Leader Gerald Evans Recognized as 2020 Most Admired CEO

Triad Business Journal honoring Evans for outstanding contributions to his company and the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - HanesBrands, a leading global basic apparel marketer under leading consumer brands, announced its Chief Executive Officer Gerald W. Evans Jr. has been recognized as a most-admired CEO in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina, region with a 2020 C-Suite Award from the Triad Business Journal.

Duke Energy Carolinas Proposes Accelerating Fuel Savings to North Carolina Customers

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Typical residential customers’ monthly bills would go down $3.03 Sept. 1, due to fuel savings and other annual adjustments

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Typical residential customers’ monthly bills would go down $3.03 Sept. 1, due to fuel savings and other annual adjustments

Blue Herons’ Home on the Lake Protected From Erosion

Duke Energy is collaborating with the North Carolina Wildlife Federation to save Lake Norman’s largest heron rookery
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From a distance, Heron Island looks like any of the 100 islands on Lake Norman, north of Charlotte, N.C. As its nickname suggests, however, this strip of land is home to between 60 and 80 great blue heron nests, the largest collection of herons anywhere on the 32,000-acre lake.

These heron nests were in danger – the island has been eroding due to waves generated by increasing boat traffic and heavy storms.

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

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