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Duke Energy Awards More Than $103,000 in Grants for Workforce Education, Training in Indiana

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Grants presented to six organizations in Hancock, Shelby, Cass, Whitley, Tippecanoe, Vigo, Howard counties

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Grants presented to six organizations in Hancock, Shelby, Cass, Whitley, Tippecanoe, Vigo, Howard counties

Duke Energy Invests More Than $150,000 in South Carolina Programs That Will Build Diverse, Talented Workforce

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  • Initiatives include efforts to grow pipeline of women, veteran and minority engineers

  • One unique program will create utility lineworker certification for high school students

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  • Initiatives include efforts to grow pipeline of women, veteran and minority engineers

  • One unique program will create utility lineworker certification for high school students

Duke Energy Foundation Provides More Than $500,000 in Grants to Support Community Resiliency in Florida

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  • Projects to strengthen communities by addressing economic and quality of life issues, as well as storm preparation

  • Includes Victories for Veterans program, a unique partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays and City of Mexico Beach Restoration Project

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  • Projects to strengthen communities by addressing economic and quality of life issues, as well as storm preparation

  • Includes Victories for Veterans program, a unique partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays and City of Mexico Beach Restoration Project

Duke Energy Foundation Provides $250,000 in Grants to Address Opioid Addiction in 11 Indiana Counties

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  • Grant will fund Ivy Tech scholarships to train addiction specialists, connect them to potential employers

  • Hamilton Center will use funding for treatment and job assistance for those with opioid use disorder

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  • Grant will fund Ivy Tech scholarships to train addiction specialists, connect them to potential employers

  • Hamilton Center will use funding for treatment and job assistance for those with opioid use disorder

Duke Energy Teams up With Clemson University to Bring Mobile Engineering Lab to SC Middle School Students

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Duke Energy and Clemson University are hitting the road this summer behind the wheel of the Explore Mobile Lab, an innovative approach to educating middle school students across the Palmetto State about the critical and growing field of engineering. The program hopes to educate and engage young scientists and engineers who will be the future workforce for industries, such as electric utilities, that will need those skills to power communities in the 21st century. The mobile STEM lab is unique to South Carolina and was made possible by a $400,000 gift from Duke Energy.

 

Duke Energy Renewables Announces the Largest Wind Power Project in Its Fleet – 350-MW Frontier Windpower II in Oklahoma

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  • U.S. packaging company Ball Corporation invests in wind power produced by the project
  • Frontier II is an expansion of the 200-MW Frontier Windpower project – operational since 2016
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  • U.S. packaging company Ball Corporation invests in wind power produced by the project
  • Frontier II is an expansion of the 200-MW Frontier Windpower project – operational since 2016

Why Are Bats Disappearing? Study Aims to Find Out

Duke Energy research will help scientists learn more about bats
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Bats are hard to find. They’re small (some weigh less than three pennies), they fly by night and hide during the day, but perhaps the most challenging part is that there are fewer of them than there used to be.

Numbers are dropping because of White Nose Syndrome, a disease caused by a fungus that’s spreading across the country. In North Carolina’s mountains, bat researcher Han Li said the population of certain species has dropped by 99 percent.

World’s Fifth Oldest Tree Found in North Carolina

Researcher confirms bald cypress tree is 2,624 years old – many nearby are more than 1,000 years old
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Some of the oldest trees in the world are rooted along the swampy twists and turns of the Black River in eastern North Carolina. When University of Arkansas researcher David Stahle first saw the bald cypress trees in the 1980s, he knew they were ancient, but he recently proved that one is at least 2,624 years old – making it the fifth oldest living tree in the world.

Duke Energy to Build Solar Power Plant at Discovery Park District Near Purdue University

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PLAINFIELD, Ind., July 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy is building a 1.6-megawatt solar power plant in the Discovery Park District near Purdue University.

“We’ll use the clean, renewable energy from this solar plant for our Indiana customers,” said Stan Pinegar, Duke Energy state president for Indiana. “Discovery Park at Purdue is a hub for innovation in science, technology and engineering, so building this plant there is a natural fit.”

Duke Energy Prepares Vulnerable Residents for Storm Season

Employees assemble and distribute storm kits to 4,000 seniors
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Duke Energy recently joined with local community groups to assemble and distribute storm preparedness kits to about 4,000 seniors, some of Florida’s most vulnerable residents. The program expanded across the state after a 2018 pilot in Pinellas County that reached 1,000 homebound seniors in the Meals on Wheels program.

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