Duke Energy: CSR & Sustainability News

Duke Energy Corporation is an integrated energy company and a leading domestic gatherer and processor of natural gas and develops, constructs and operates energy facilities worldwide. Duke Energy Corporation is an energy company located in the Americas with an affiliated real estate subsidiary. The Company’s Field Services business gathers, compresses, treats, processes, transports, trades, markets and stores natural gas; and produces, transports, trades, markets and stores natural gas liquids (NGLs).

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Duke Energy Pleads Guilty to Charges Under Clean Water Act

Duke Energy has submitted a plea bargain in response to federal charges that it illegally discharged coal ash and wastewater into North Carolina…
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Florida Tea Party Group Clamoring for More Rooftop Solar

A Tea Party group in Florida called Conservatives for Energy Freedom is asking for a measure that would “encourage and promote local small-scale…
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EPA’s Historic Coal Ash Disposal Rule Not Enough, Watchdogs Say

Today's institution of the first federal standards governing coal ash disposal mark a milestone, but they leave a lot to be desired if…
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Nine Finalists Vie for Energy Storage Innovation Awards

With smart energy storage systems on the rise, industry participants will gather in San Jose next month to recognize innovation and excellence in…
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Dan River Coal Ash Problems Not Over, Experts Say

It's been three months since a drainage pipe at a Duke Energy coal ash pond burst, spewing toxic sludge into North Carolina's scenic…
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Why Did Indiana Kill Its Successful Energy Efficiency Bill?

There was some strange news out of Indiana recently. A piece of legislation designed to dismantle the state’s energy efficiency law made its…
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Showtime Documentary Series Features the Climate-Coal Connection

Actor Ian Somerhalder (Lost, Vampire Diaries) visits Asheville, N.C. and interviews two local activists about Duke Energy and the climate-coal connection during an…
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Towns Impacted by Dan River Coal Ash Spill Continue to Struggle

Danville, Va. is just miles downstream from where a pipe connected to a coal ash pond owned by Duke Energy failed and spewed…
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Feds, State Investigate Duke Energy for Illegal Pumping of Coal Ash

Southeast power company Duke Energy is under investigation and facing at least eight state citations for environmental pollution in North Carolina. Its troubles…
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Duke Energy Renewables to Pay $1M Penalty for Wind Farm Bird Deaths

Duke Energy Renewables, a part of Duke Energy, announced it reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for $1…
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The Future of Coal Shows Continued Decline

As You Sow, just released an update to their 2011 white paper on The Financial Risks of Investments in Coal.
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State Energy Efficiency Scorecard Released – How Does Yours Fare?

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) just released their annual scorecard for the most energy-efficient states.
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Utilities Provide 4 Lessons in Consumer Behavior Change

The latest heat wave provide one more incentive for utilities to take action to encourage customers to save energy. Their innovative efforts provide…
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Shareholder Resolution Filed With Duke Energy Expresses Growing Concern Over Coal

The shareholder advocacy group As You Sow is asking that Duke disclose plans on how they will deal with coal price volatility and…
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Can Shareholder Activism Spur Electric Utilities to Shift Away from Coal?

Some of the largest US electric utilities in the use are facing shareholder proxy votes calling on them to enact and report on…