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Duke Energy Carolinas Proposes Accelerating Fuel Savings to North Carolina Customers

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Typical residential customers’ monthly bills would go down $3.03 Sept. 1, due to fuel savings and other annual adjustments

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Typical residential customers’ monthly bills would go down $3.03 Sept. 1, due to fuel savings and other annual adjustments

Blue Herons’ Home on the Lake Protected From Erosion

Duke Energy is collaborating with the North Carolina Wildlife Federation to save Lake Norman’s largest heron rookery
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From a distance, Heron Island looks like any of the 100 islands on Lake Norman, north of Charlotte, N.C. As its nickname suggests, however, this strip of land is home to between 60 and 80 great blue heron nests, the largest collection of herons anywhere on the 32,000-acre lake.

These heron nests were in danger – the island has been eroding due to waves generated by increasing boat traffic and heavy storms.

Duke Energy Helps Families Hit by COVID-19

Duke Energy donates $1.3 million to hunger relief during pandemic, waives fees to ease customers’ financial burden
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While the pandemic is wreaking havoc on the economy, nonprofits, governments and businesses are pulling together to help those in need.

How Companies Buy RECs to Meet Their Sustainability Goals

What the heck is a REC? Renewable Energy Certificates allow a factory in North Carolina to reduce carbon emissions to zero
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When the manufacturer UPM Raflatac wanted to eliminate carbon emissions, it didn’t have the luxury of building a solar or wind farm at its Henderson County, N.C., plant.

Smithfield Foods Generates Renewable Natural Gas from Wastewater to Power North Carolina Communities

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New partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio to Benefit Thousands of Homes and Businesses

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New partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio to Benefit Thousands of Homes and Businesses

$300,000 in Grants From Duke Energy Will Aid Triangle to Transition to More Electric Buses

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  • Transit agencies plan to increase electric bus fleet
  • Duke Energy grant continues company’s push to electrify transportation in North Carolina
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  • Transit agencies plan to increase electric bus fleet
  • Duke Energy grant continues company’s push to electrify transportation in North Carolina

Duke Energy Powers Storm Resiliency in N.C. Communities With $1.1 Million in Grants

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65 organizations across North Carolina receive grants to prepare for future emergencies and storms.

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65 organizations across North Carolina receive grants to prepare for future emergencies and storms.

More Renewable Energy Options Available Under Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage

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  • Allows large energy users to secure renewable energy from new facilities
  • 600 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity approved in N.C.
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  • Allows large energy users to secure renewable energy from new facilities
  • 600 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity approved in N.C.

Duke Energy Invests Over $3.6 Million to Build Diverse Workforce of the Future

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  • 54 organizations across six states to receive grants supporting innovative workforce education and training programs
  • Initiatives include efforts to grow pipeline of women, veteran and minority engineers
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  • 54 organizations across six states to receive grants supporting innovative workforce education and training programs
  • Initiatives include efforts to grow pipeline of women, veteran and minority engineers

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.

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