North Carolina

Duke Energy Funding N.C. Wood Stove Changeout Program to Improve Air Quality

Summary: 
  • American Lung Association to administer program in North Carolina

  • More efficient wood stoves will help lower particle pollution emissions

Press Release
  • American Lung Association to administer program in North Carolina

  • More efficient wood stoves will help lower particle pollution emissions

Carolinas' Waterways to Benefit from More than $900,000 in Grants from Duke Energy

Summary: 
  • Funded projects to span 42 counties across North Carolina, South Carolina

  • Investment is part of Duke Energy's $10 million multiyear commitment to protect, improve environment

Press Release
  • Funded projects to span 42 counties across North Carolina, South Carolina

  • Investment is part of Duke Energy's $10 million multiyear commitment to protect, improve environment

Duke Energy Proposes Two Additional Renewable Energy Programs for North Carolina Customers

Summary: 

  • North Carolina Shared Solar program expands solar options for participating communities
  • Green Source Advantage program helps large business customers meet renewable energy goals
  • Programs complement company’s recent $62 million solar rebate program 
Press Release

  • North Carolina Shared Solar program expands solar options for participating communities
  • Green Source Advantage program helps large business customers meet renewable energy goals
  • Programs complement company’s recent $62 million solar rebate program 

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

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

  • Enhanced rebate program for churches, schools and nonprofits

     

Press Release
  • 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
Blog

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
Press Release
  • 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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