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National Conservation Program gets $500K Boost from Duke Energy

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  • National Wild Turkey Federation, Duke Energy set up a five-year, $500,000 partnership to restore 6,000 acres of critical habitat in Indiana, the Carolinas and Florida

  • Projects will benefit imperiled pollinators, birds and other wildlife species

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  • National Wild Turkey Federation, Duke Energy set up a five-year, $500,000 partnership to restore 6,000 acres of critical habitat in Indiana, the Carolinas and Florida

  • Projects will benefit imperiled pollinators, birds and other wildlife species

Lockheed Martin and Duke Energy Sign 17-Year Renewable Energy Pact

Commitment provides 30 megawatts of Solar Power to U.S. National Grid
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BETHESDA, Md., February 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has entered into a 17-year power purchase agreement for solar-generated electricity produced by Duke Energy Renewables. The renewable power purchase, which is expected to produce 30 megawatts (approximately 72,000 megawatt hours per year) of solar energy for the U.S. national grid, will provide clean energy across all Lockheed Martin domestic business segments.

Smart Cities Hold the Key

Intelligent, connected, adaptable cities offer solutions for a growing and shifting population.
Blog

While there are always a litany of disquieting world events happening at any given time, I find myself particularly troubled by two recent headlines: the uncontrolled wildfires raging throughout California and the refugee crisis in Europe. While both of these tragic situations are devastating in and of themselves, I’m deeply distraught by the striking reality that furious fires and mass refugee migrations are going to become common occurrences in our future.

CBRE Named 2014 Power Partner by Duke Energy

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CBRE was awarded the Duke Energy 2014 Power Partner Award, based on its commitment to responsible energy use and focus in creating lasting value in its organization and the community.

Duke Energy established the Power Partner awards in 1992 to recognize businesses that achieve exemplary results in energy efficiency, sustainability and business growth.

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Changing Times for Electric Utilities

By John Finnigan
Blog

Two seemingly unrelated announcements drew much attention in the electric utility industry recently. First, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) (the trade group for the U.S. electric utility industry) and the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) jointly recommended changing how utilities should be regulated.

Wind Energy Industry Addresses Bird Mortality Issue - Energy Minute for December 5, 2013

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Duke Energy Renewables has taken proactive steps to address the issue of bird mortality at the company’s wind generation sites. The actions, among the first in the wind industry, follow an agreement with the Department of Justice over the deaths of golden eagles at two sites in Wyoming.

Duke Energy Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the Eighth Consecutive Year

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 12, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the eighth consecutive year.

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In the electric utilities industry, 17 utilities from North America were evaluated for consideration. Four were selected.

Energy Companies Compete for New Renewable Energy Customers—and Revenue - Energy Minute for August 1, 2013

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Legacy power companies are squaring off with new renewable energy providers in a battle to claim utility customers—and revenue. The companies are lobbying regulators and legislatures to roll back subsidies and credits that promote solar energy and other renewable sources of power, claiming that such support undercuts traditional utilities’ capacity to run the nation’s grid. The renewable energy industry replies that government incentives are crucial to start up renewable energy infrastructure and services.

Duke Energy Releases 2012 Sustainability Report

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has released its 2012 Sustainability Report, a comprehensive overview of the company's social, environmental and financial performance.

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It is available at: http://sustainabilityreport.duke-energy.com

Verizon Powerful Answers: Envision Charlotte

A city collaborates with Verizon to create the most sustainable, energy-efficient urban core.
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How can we make reduced energy consumption a real and seamless possibility? A unique public-private partnership between Verizon, Duke Energy, and the leaders of Charlotte, North Carolina is working to create a sustainable, energy-efficient urban core.

The Envision Charlotte project has created “intelligent buildings,” where real-time data on energy consumption is gathered using smart meters and sensors and displayed on interactive kiosks throughout uptown. Businesses and individuals can keep track of their energy usage to see how much power they consume -- or save.

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