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Duke Energy Ramps Up Environmental Efforts, Joins Forces To Protect Vulnerable Wildlife in Florida

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  • Company heightens vegetation management practices to protect endangered wildflower, threatened lizard in Marion County
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  • Company heightens vegetation management practices to protect endangered wildflower, threatened lizard in Marion County

Duke Energy Indiana Transmission Towers Repurposed for Eagle Nesting Platforms at Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area in West Terre Haute

The new installation will give park visitors the chance to see America's most majestic bird in its natural habitat.
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PLAINFIELD, Ind., August 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy is converting two electric transmission towers that have reached the end of their useful service life into nesting platforms for bald eagles at the Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area in West Terre Haute, Ind.

How Duke Energy Plans for a Reliable, Affordable, Low-Carbon Future

Q&A with Glen Snider on how the company plans for the future of energy in the Carolinas
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By Jessica Wells

The energy grid is considered the world’s largest machine – a network of power plants, wires and other components that work together to power millions of homes and businesses. It has been evolving with new technologies and power sources since the 1880s, but today, it’s changing faster than ever.

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Continues To Go Green

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(Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority issued the following news release on July 27,2022.)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., August 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) officials announced a first-of-its-kind 10-year agreement with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a nonregulated commercial brand of Duke Energy, to install, maintain, and operate electric bus charging infrastructure, the latest step in PSTA’s ongoing mission to transform the fleet to clean and green by 2050.

Duke Energy Aid for Customers, Communities Rises to $40 Million

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  • $600,000 to basic needs support, including food insecurity
  • $8.2 million in flexibility for nonprofits to use funds to offset rising expenses
  • More than $8.8 million to Share the Light Fund to help low-income customers with bill pay assistance
  • Investing more than $22.6 million in energy efficiency programs

How Electrification Fits in the World of Cleaner Energy

Affordability and low carbon are main topics for Duke Energy leaders at the Electrification 2022 conference
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Signs of electrification are everywhere – charging stations at the supermarket parking lot, the solar panels on your neighbor’s roof or plans for wind turbines on the coast.

What’s next?

Energy industry leaders and manufacturers are gathering in Charlotte, N.C., June 28-30 at the Electric Power Research Institute’s Electrification 2022 conference to talk about the future.

Duke Energy Announces Grant Opportunities for Nonprofits Dedicated to Social Justice, Racial Equity in North Carolina

Summary: 
  • 40 nonprofits serving communities of color will receive $25,000 grants for general operating funds.
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  • 40 nonprofits serving communities of color will receive $25,000 grants for general operating funds.

Could These Habits Be Wasting Energy in Your Home?

9 ways to build energy efficiency habits around the house
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By Laurinda Schenck 

Building energy-efficient habits starts with breaking some of the bad ones. Here are tips on how to break some common energy-wasting habits to help set you on the path to potential energy (and money) savings.

Standing in front of an open fridge

We open our refrigerators an average of 33 times per day, according to ENERGY STAR. So limiting your time browsing the fridge will help save energy by preventing it from draining more power to maintain the cold temperature setting.

Inmates in South Carolina Get a Second Chance and New Life Skills

Duke Energy supported a pilot program to help them succeed after incarceration, including a job in vegetation management
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By Katie Toussaint Thurston

Joey Hunt got busy learning skills. He spent time getting his high school diploma, developing computer skills, working through college readiness programs and getting certifications, including a certification in heavy equipment operations.

He did that in prison in South Carolina.

“I’ve heard of people doing time, and I’ve heard of people doing time the proper way,” Hunt said. “The mindset I went into prison with was destructive. So I had to learn some patience.”

Experience Thousands of Rare Lilies in Bloom Through Virtual Reality

With Duke Energy grant, South Carolina State Parks make nature more accessible at Landsford Canal
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Once a year, thousands of white spider lilies blanket the Catawba River’s rocky rapids at Landsford Canal State Park. From mid-May to mid-June, kayakers flock to Catawba, S.C., to paddle through the largest known strand of rocky shoals spider lilies.

The lily is rare and predominately found in the Southeast – but what if you can’t kayak or visit during the bloom?

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