CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Duke Energy has been named to Fortune magazine's 2018 list of the World's Most Admired Companies. Duke Energy was ranked 5th among gas and electric utilities, up from 9th last year.
On MLK Day of Service, hundreds of Duke Energy employees fanned out across our communities to serve others. From teaching girls about STEM in aviation and building homes to serving meals and beautifying parks, Duke Energy In Action volunteers put our purpose into action: to power the lives of our customers and the vitality of our communities.
Duke Energy heating assistance programs help people in 7 states
Tonya Dirkse was, in her own words, at her breaking point.
Recently divorced with no job, she was having trouble making ends meet and was hesitant to ask for help. Then her sister mentioned that she might qualify for social services assistance, saying that it would be “a hand-up not a hand-out.”
Company assisting industry efforts to deploy equipment, supplies and manpower to expedite rebuilding work across island
CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy is joining the U.S. utility industry effort to help rebuild electric infrastructure and restore power to the island of Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory hit hard by Hurricane Maria earlier this year, with hundreds of thousands of residents still without electricity.
As a kid, Scott Fletcher was the go-to guy to identify whatever strange-looking critters had appeared in his neighbors’ yards. When his father, a geology professor, took him and his brothers out for weekend fossil hunts in central Pennsylvania, Fletcher went searching for insects while the other two checked out the rocks. His father helped him assemble a sort of homemade natural history museum in the basement. He kept salamanders in a crate inside the house — until the smell overwhelmed his family and his dad shut-it down.
Company receives high marks for waste productivity
Duke Energy has ranked in the top 15% of Newsweek's 2017 Green Rankings. One of the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world's largest publically traded companies, the Green Rankings rate the top 500 U.S. companies, top 500 Global, and best in industry.
Brian Clay is used to sending care packages to faraway places for his Green Beret son-in-law, Tripp White. In the past six years, his family has sent packages to Afghanistan and Africa, and his teammates at Duke Energy’s Harris Nuclear Plant have pitched in, too.
But this year, Clay said, his teammates surpassed all of his expectations.