North Carolina

Duke Energy Awards $1.1 Million in Water Resources Fund Grants to Improve Local Water Quality

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  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment
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  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment

How to Plant 500,000 Trees: One at a Time

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Charlotte, N.C., likes to be known as the City of Trees, but keeping that name requires a lot of work because development and aging trees are threats to the city's tree canopy. So the city decided in 2011 to cover half of Charlotte with trees by 2050. Doing that requires planting 500,000 trees.

Duke Energy | Working with Stakeholders on Future Generation Plans

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In a unique partnership, Duke Energy is working closely with environmentalists, community leaders, business owners and government officials in Asheville, N.C., to produce an energy efficiency plan specifically designed to delay the need for a new electricity generating unit.

Duke Energy has committed to close a half-century-old, coal-fired power plant in Asheville in 2019 – and replace it with a cleaner, natural gas-fired power plant, consisting of two generating units.

Piedmont Natural Gas Honored for Support of Employee Military Roles

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  • March 25 event recognizes employers for backing National Guard, Reserve.

  • Increasing job opportunities, easing burden of deployments among goals.
     

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, announced it has been recognized for its support of employees who are military veterans or serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

Investing in the Community, One Brewery Class at a Time

Community college students prepare for jobs in Asheville, NC’s booming craft beverage industry
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Dave Lawrence had already retired from two careers when he heard about a community college program that could turn his hobby into a third.

Max Fann got a job at Asheville, N.C.’s Wicked Weed Brewery at 19, liked learning about beer, and figured his chances to succeed in the business would increase dramatically if he went to school to study it.

Eastern NC's Rebuilding Efforts Receive $200,000 from Duke Energy

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  • Eastern NC counties still struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Matthew
  • Duke Energy grants to seven nonprofits support long-term recovery efforts
  • Challenge grant to Disaster Relief Fund encourages the public to lend its support
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  • Eastern NC counties still struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Matthew
  • Duke Energy grants to seven nonprofits support long-term recovery efforts
  • Challenge grant to Disaster Relief Fund encourages the public to lend its support

A Habitat House Leads to Personal Successes

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The smell of fresh paint always takes Boris Henderson back. Back to the day he walked through the door of his family’s new Habitat house for the first time.

“I was 11 years old,” Henderson says. On this sunny day, he is volunteering on a Habitat build site, rolling the walls of a new home that will give someone else’s family the chance of a better life. “Just like this house, I remember the smell of the paint. The new carpet. Everything clean and orderly. There is no doubt in my mind that day was the turning point in my life.”

Introducing the Antea Group Charlotte Office!

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The Charotte office, one of Antea Group's largest, has a very diverse range of expertise. We have strong environmental liability management practitioners (and are home to the ELM practice lead), very knowledgable operational performance and health and safety experts with a particular focus on industrial hygiene, and also do a lot of work in transaction support across our industry segments.

Read the rest on the Antea Group website.

 

A New Set of Wheels for Christmas

Nuclear plant employees donate and deliver toys and bikes for local children
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In 1996, a few employees at Duke Energy’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport, N.C., decided to collect donations to buy a handful of bicycles for needy children at a local school. The next year, more employees participated and even more bikes were delivered.

Nearly 20 years later, the effort is still going strong.

Duke Energy Project to Increase Public EV Charging Stations in N.C. by 30 Percent

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  • 83 cities, counties and organizations to benefit from $1 million program

  • Recipients from almost 50 N.C. counties

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  • 83 cities, counties and organizations to benefit from $1 million program

  • Recipients from almost 50 N.C. counties

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