By Lynn Good, Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Energy
Our country is at a critical point in addressing the important issue of climate change. At Duke Energy, we’re taking aggressive action to address this challenge while delivering affordable, reliable, and increasingly clean energy. This is what our customers, communities and stakeholders expect from us and what we expect from ourselves.
We’re coming off a year that was defined by transformative and disruptive change. Now there is plenty more on the horizon with a new presidential administration taking office here in 2021.
What should environment, health, safety, and sustainability professionals expect as America welcomes new leadership in the White House? Will the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris lead to increased federal emphasis on environmental initiatives? It seems very likely.
January 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Andrew Logan, Ceres’ director of oil and gas, released the following statement following the news that Total has become the first oil major to leave the American Petroleum Institute over its stance on climate policies.
The decision by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to pocket veto landmark climate legislation is “extremely disappointing and a step in the wrong direction for Massachusetts’ ability to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis and protect overburdened and underserved communities,” said Alli Gold Roberts, director, state policy, at the sustainability nonprofit Ceres.
Influential businesses in Virginia called on Gov. Ralph Northam and members of Virginia General Assembly today to accelerate the Commonwealth’s clean transportation transition by adopting strong clean car standards that would increase the number of low-emission and electric vehicles on Virginia’s roads.
WALTHAM, Mass., January 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid today joined the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI), a five-year initiative to develop and demonstrate key clean energy technologies and decarbonization solutions. These include clean hydrogen, bioenergy, and renewable natural gas, all potential pathways to a decarbonized future.
2020 can't get behind us fast enough. But the shocking realization we've all faced about how vulnerable our society and global economy is also one of the reasons we've seen the remarkable embrace of ‘net zero’ by the business community this year.
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has selected Schneider Electric as a strategic partner to support its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2027. Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, will support ST in this next stage of its ongoing efforts to reduce its global environmental footprint.
2020 was undisputedly a year like none other. What started off with widespread wildfires in Australia was soon eclipsed by the COVID-19 pandemic, followed in quick succession by economic uncertainty, growing racial inequity and unrest, political divisiveness – and the most active hurricane season on record.
Duke Energy is excited to announce that we have earned scores of A- on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) 2020 Climate Change and Water Security indexes. These scores are a testament to our significant progress in executing our ambitious climate strategy, which includes goals of net-zero methane emissions in our natural gas business by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions from electric generation by 2050. CDP is an important vehicle for sharing critical data on our climate strategy with our customers, policymakers and other stakeholders.