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Pathways to a Lower-Carbon Future: C2ES Collaborates With Duke Energy and 20+ Companies on New Report

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The nonpartisan Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) issued a report this week exploring the various paths to achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 levels by 2050. Duke Energy joined more than 20 other companies representing many sectors that helped develop the scenarios evaluated in the report.

Charlotte Engineering Early College's Inaugural Graduates Focus on the Future With Help From the Duke Energy Foundation.

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Evan West and Kira Marsh, members of the Charlotte Engineering Early College’s (CEEC) first graduating class of fifth-year students, have a lot in common.

West and Marsh were co-valedictorians of their class. They have perfect 4.0 grade point averages in their UNC Charlotte courses. And they both will continue their educations at UNC Charlotte, thanks to generous scholarships from the Duke Energy Foundation.

Piedmont Natural Gas Completes Its Largest Debt Issuance Aided by Disabled-Veteran-Owned Banks

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), has successfully closed a $600 million debt offering – its largest debt issuance in the history of the company and its first since it merged with Duke Energy.

My Husband, the Lineworker, Is a Superhero

Though the job is demanding, this lineworker’s wife is proud of her husband’s sacrifice
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Editor’s note: This is a letter from Duke Energy lineworker Wesley Seaburg’s wife, Katy Beth, in honor of National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18. Seaburg is a distribution line tech based in Spartanburg, S.C.

Encouraging the Not-So-Secret Life of Bees

Plants – and humans – need pollinators to survive. Here’s how Floridians are creating corridors for them
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As students grow milkweed, sunflowers, asters, parsley and other native plants at six schools in Florida, the gardens will help more than the pollinators that depend on the plants for survival.

Without bees, butterflies and other insects, humans won’t survive either. It’s a lesson teachers hope students in Volusia County take with them for life.

“We have to keep pollinators alive or we won’t live,” said Louise Chapman, environmental/STEM resource teacher. “Having pollinator corridors in protected areas will be wonderful.”

Innovation Gets in the Weeds Under Solar Panels

College students in Florida design robots to cut grass beneath hard-to-reach solar panels
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Solar power plants provide many benefits but at least one perpetual challenge: How do you keep grass under the panels from growing too high?

Mowers with traditional blades can damage equipment. Hand-held weed-whackers are a labor-intensive solution. Even the sheep tried at one small site behaved unreliably.

So why not innovate and let engineers-to-be address this question for college credit?

Duke Energy Invests in Pre-K Education With $1 Million Grant

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  • Funding to focus on growing pipeline of quality pre-K teachers over next five years
  • Effort part of public-private partnership to improve outcomes for children in Mecklenburg County, N.C.
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  • Funding to focus on growing pipeline of quality pre-K teachers over next five years
  • Effort part of public-private partnership to improve outcomes for children in Mecklenburg County, N.C.

For Small Businesses, Doing Good Is Part of the Job

Duke Energy recognizes small businesses that make giving back to the community part of their mission
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Small businesses are a powerful economic engine and a catalyst for good in their communities. During National Small Business Week (May 5-11), Duke Energy is spotlighting small businesses in its service area that are dedicated to giving back.

May is Duke Energy In Action month, when the company emphasizes community service and encourages employees to volunteer in their communities. During small business week, Duke Energy employees are volunteering side by side with employees from the small businesses.

Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Duke Energy Florida As Tree Line USA Utility for 13th Consecutive Year

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – For the 13th consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Duke Energy Florida as a Tree Line USA utility, highlighting its efforts in tree care.

The Tree Line USA Program demonstrates how trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens by highlighting best management practices in public and private utility arboriculture.

Duke Energy Awards $3.2 Million to Innovative Education Programs As Part of Its Powerful Communities Grant Program

131 organizations across six states to receive grants supporting early childhood literacy and STEM programming
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy announced today it is awarding $3.2 million in grants to support 131 innovative K-12 education programs across the communities served by the company.

“Bright futures begin in the classroom, and every child deserves a fair chance at academic success,” said Cari Boyce, president of the Duke Energy Foundation. “The grants we are making today are focused on providing equal opportunity for all students to have the strong educational basis that has proven to be a key determinant to future success.”

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