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

Summary: 
  • 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.

Duke Energy Passes Major Renewable Milestone: 1 Gigawatt of Owned Solar Energy Capacity

Summary: 
  • Owned capacity serves about 2 million homes and businesses
  • Part of the company’s 4 gigawatts of owned and purchased solar capacity
  • Delivering renewable energy to retail and wholesale customers from Florida to California
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  • Owned capacity serves about 2 million homes and businesses
  • Part of the company’s 4 gigawatts of owned and purchased solar capacity
  • Delivering renewable energy to retail and wholesale customers from Florida to California

Why Businesses Need to Tackle the Education Gap

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good on LinkedIn: Business needs to invest in the class of 2033
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Editor's note: Follow Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good on LinkedIn, where this article first appeared. LinkedIn members can read, like, share and comment on Good's posts.

Bill Gates once said that the first five years of a child’s life have a lot to do with how the next 80 will turn out. I couldn’t agree more.

Duke Energy Renewables to Use New Technology to Help Protect Bats at Its Wind Sites

Summary: 
  • Becomes first company to commercially deploy NRG Systems’ innovative Bat Deterrent System in the continental U.S.
  • Technology reduced bat fatalities by 50% during field testing
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  • Becomes first company to commercially deploy NRG Systems’ innovative Bat Deterrent System in the continental U.S.
  • Technology reduced bat fatalities by 50% during field testing

Duke Energy to Offer Bloom Energy Distributed Fuel Cell Technology to Customers

Summary: 
  • Duke Energy One acquires approximately 37 megawatts of solid oxide fuel cell generation from Bloom Energy
  • Expands clean, reliable energy options for commercial and industrial customers in California and Northeast region
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  • Duke Energy One acquires approximately 37 megawatts of solid oxide fuel cell generation from Bloom Energy
  • Expands clean, reliable energy options for commercial and industrial customers in California and Northeast region

Duke Energy Earns Perfect Score in 2019 Corporate Equality Index

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Duke Energy received a perfect score of 100 percent in Human Rights Campaign's national benchmarking study that annually ranks companies on LGBT-friendly corporate practices and policies. The perfect score earned Duke Energy the distinction of "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."

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