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Duke Energy Delivered Sunshiny Days in North Carolina in 2017

Summary: 
  • Company connected 500 megawatts of solar capacity in 2017

  • Since 2015, solar has been the No. 1 source for new energy capacity in the Carolinas

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  • Company connected 500 megawatts of solar capacity in 2017

  • Since 2015, solar has been the No. 1 source for new energy capacity in the Carolinas

Duke Energy Proposes $62 Million Solar Rebate Program in North Carolina

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  • Savings potential of $4,800 for a typical residential solar array

  • Enhanced rebate program for churches, schools and nonprofits

     

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  • Savings potential of $4,800 for a typical residential solar array

  • Enhanced rebate program for churches, schools and nonprofits

     

Plants of the Future: Sustainable Food Processing from Beginning to End

Smithfield Foods—achieving the ultimate in sustainability
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Food safety and quality are pillars to Smithfield Foods’ sustainability program. That’s why the third installment of its sustainability report showcases its commitment to producing safe, quality food. 

“Our report includes multiple case studies,” says Bill Gill, assistant vice president of sustainability for the Smithfield, Va.-based company. “The ‘Inside a Smithfield Food Laboratory’ case study offers readers a scientific look into our in-house food safety research lab. Our laboratory tests, validates and evaluates the latest in food safety technologies.”

Wonders of Water and Wildlife Offers Hands-On Conservation Opportunities for Girls

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As one of Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund recipients, the Hornet’s Nest Council  brought the Wonders of Water and Wildlife (WoWW) program to its campus in Iredell County, which serves the surrounding eight counties. The program is developing tomorrow’s leaders in water conservation by teaching girls how to improve water quality and quantity.

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Community Project to Manage Stormwater Benefits 765 Acres in the Jordan Lake Watershed

Durham & Wake County Community Conservation Assistance Program
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The Durham & Wake County Community Conservation Assistance Program, supported by Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund, focuses on the implementation of Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP) for BMP installation in the Jordan Lake Watershed, specifically in the Upper New Hope Creek sub watersheds.

Honoring the Legacy of Artist and Activist Romare Bearden

Stunning sculpture highlights Bearden’s pioneering path
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Charlotte’s newest public art – a swirling sculpture to make the city fall in love with a native son all over again – thrusts a gentle steel spear point into the sky above Romare Bearden Park.

Duke Energy Plans North Carolina's Largest Battery Storage Projects as Part of Western Carolinas Modernization Plan

Summary: 
  • Two projects planned; slated for Buncombe and Madison counties in western North Carolina
  • Will help with reliability and provide energy grid support to Duke Energy system
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  • Two projects planned; slated for Buncombe and Madison counties in western North Carolina
  • Will help with reliability and provide energy grid support to Duke Energy system

KeyBank Provides $15.1 Million in Financing to Harmony Housing for Affordable Housing Properties in North Carolina and Texas

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CLEVELAND, September 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided a total of $15.1 million through a Fannie Mae credit facility for the acquisition of five affordable housing properties in North Carolina and Texas by Harmony Housing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing safe, clean and comfortable affordable housing throughout the United States. The credit facility is based on a creative structure that allows Harmony Housing to easily add to its existing portfolio.

Leading and Following by Example: Companies Taking a Public Stance on Social Issues

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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways. More information here.

By Daryl Brewster
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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways. More information here.

What Does the Solar Eclipse Mean for Solar Power?

This unusual eclipse is a balancing act for energy companies
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When the Great American Eclipse glides over the country on Aug. 21, the moon will block more than 90 percent of the Carolinas' sunshine. That much darkness presents a first-of-its-kind puzzle for the Duke Energy employees managing solar energy.

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