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How to Plant 500,000 Trees: One at a Time

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Charlotte, N.C., likes to be known as the City of Trees, but keeping that name requires a lot of work because development and aging trees are threats to the city's tree canopy. So the city decided in 2011 to cover half of Charlotte with trees by 2050. Doing that requires planting 500,000 trees.

Green Microgrids Could be a New Growth Initiative for Duke Energy

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Microgrids aren’t new. But Duke Energy’s efforts to power them with renewable energy have caught the attention of the industry.

In simple terms, a microgrid is an energy system consisting of distributed energy sources – like solar and batteries – that can operate in parallel with, or independently from, the main power grid.

It promotes energy security – giving customers a reliable energy supply without the need of the full energy grid, or even fossil fuels.

Meter Recycling Helps People & the Environment

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New smart meters are being installed throughout the Duke Energy service territories.

These new meters can collect the same data as the old ones, but unlike the old meters that were read once a month, smart meters relay data hourly, giving customers more insight into their energy usage than ever before.

Great innovation. But what happens to the old meters?

Crowdsourcing Helps Teachers Make a Difference

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Duke Energy is partnering with DonorsChoose.org to help teachers in Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina fund projects that support literacy programs and foster a growing interest in science and technology fields.

Duke Energy | Working with Stakeholders on Future Generation Plans

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In a unique partnership, Duke Energy is working closely with environmentalists, community leaders, business owners and government officials in Asheville, N.C., to produce an energy efficiency plan specifically designed to delay the need for a new electricity generating unit.

Duke Energy has committed to close a half-century-old, coal-fired power plant in Asheville in 2019 – and replace it with a cleaner, natural gas-fired power plant, consisting of two generating units.

Duke Energy’s Latest Sustainability Report Details Cleaner Energy Investments and Aggressive Goal to Reduce Carbon Emissions 40 Percent by 2030

Summary: 
  • Report highlights the company’s progress in delivering a smart-energy future for customers, communities
  • By 2030, company to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 40 percent from 2005 levels 
  • $11 billion investment in cleaner generation drives new targets
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  • Report highlights the company’s progress in delivering a smart-energy future for customers, communities
  • By 2030, company to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 40 percent from 2005 levels 
  • $11 billion investment in cleaner generation drives new targets

U.S. Survey Ranks Piedmont Natural Gas a Top Utility Environmental Champion

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- A new survey of utility customers nationwide has named Piedmont Natural Gas a Top Utility Environmental Champion of 2017 for initiatives such as slashing emissions in its vehicle fleet and making its facilities more energy efficient.

Duke Energy Foundation Awards $50,000 to Battle White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

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AUSTIN, Texas, April 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The effort to save North America’s imperiled bats has received a boost. Duke Energy Foundation announced today it is awarding $50,000 to support efforts by Bat Conservation International (BCI) to help with the recovery of the continent’s threatened and endangered bat species. The grant will supply critical funding to address major threats to bats including the deadly fungal disease, White-nose Syndrome.

PaperWorks Invests $3.5 Million to Maximize Wabash, Indiana Plant Efficiency; Earns Duke Energy Incentive

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PLAINFIELD, Ind., April 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – PaperWorks Industries has made a strategic investment of approximately $3.5 million to reduce its energy consumption at its Wabash operations.

The result earned the company a $1.13 million incentive payment from Duke Energy’s Smart$aver® Custom program, which helps reduce the purchase and installation costs of high-efficiency equipment.

Smart$aver aims to lower power consumption and the need to build new power plants, thereby lowering costs for all Duke Energy customers.

A Lineman in the Family? Yes, Three

This Lineman Appreciation Day, meet Jeff Caison and his sons, Seth and Drew, who followed their dad to a life of service
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Seth Caison will take over the Duke Energy instagram on April 18 to celebrate National Lineman Appreciation Day. Follow @duke_energy for a behind-the-scenes look at a lineman's day.

Dozens of children cheered for their dads who were competing at the Carolinas East Lineman’s Rodeo, but, for the first time, Seth Caison was competing with his dad.

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