How Largo’s conversion to an electric fleet, with assistance from Duke Energy, is part of a broader plan to use renewable energy
The Largo Police Department in Florida just got more efficient. The force recently added two new Zero electric motorcycles to its fleet, part of the city’s transition to all-renewable energy.
The city’s commitment to an electric light-duty fleet by 2030 is part of the Largo Environmental Action Plan. Largo plans to convert to 100 percent renewable energy as a government by 2035 and as a community by 2050.
Jeff Baker and his Florida teammates spread message of diversity and inclusion
The St. Pete Pride parade, which attracted 265,000 people in 2019, hasn’t been held for two years because of the coronavirus pandemic. But when participants march again, members of Florida’s new Duke Energy WeR1 employee resource group will be among them.
For Jeff Baker, it’s a matter of personal and professional pride. In his 16 years at Duke Energy, he said he has never felt discriminated against at work because of his sexual orientation. But he also never realized how many allies he and his LGBTQ+ co-workers have.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy continues to expand solar power in North Carolina with construction starting on its 22.6-megawatt (MW) Stony Knoll Solar power plant. Once completed, it will be the largest solar plant in Surry County.
The project will be owned and operated by Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions.* The project was selected as part of the competitive bidding process established by 2017’s solar legislation in North Carolina.
Grants include $100,000 for Purdue Center for Regional Development; $13,000 for Indiana Farm Bureau
PLAINFIELD, Ind., June 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Two Duke Energy Foundation grants totaling more than $113,000 will help improve broadband internet access in underserved areas in 15 Indiana counties.
The foundation has awarded a grant of $100,000 to the Purdue Center for Regional Development to work with counties to develop “digital inclusion plans” to assess broadband access and needs. The targeted counties will receive $5,000 each to develop the plans.