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Here’s what’s been happening recently in North Carolina.

Clean Transportation Leaders Launch Zero Emission Transportation Association

ZETA is First-of-its-Kind Coalition Committed to 100% EV Sales by 2030

Together, utilities helped stop scammers

At the height of the pandemic, scammers preyed on Duke Energy customers with an alarming frequency, but most people didn’t fall for it. Customers knew Duke Energy wasn’t disconnecting power for unpaid bills from March through September, but this was also probably because of the work of Utilities United Against Scams.

Duke Energy provides $1 million in grants to support 40 organizations focused on social justice, racial equity in North Carolina

Duke Energy today announced the recipients of $1 million in grants through the Duke Energy Foundation to nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity in North Carolina.

Pathfinder program helps service members get civilian jobs

Duke Energy gave a $20,000 grant to the USO of North Carolina to support service members and their families as they transition to civilian life. The USO provides programs, entertainment and services at more than 250 USO locations worldwide for service members and their families.

Advanced technology recycles coal ash for use in concrete

Duke Energy has been recycling coal ash for more than 40 years, but new ash processing facilities at three retired coal plants in North Carolina will allow the company to recycle more than ever.

Even in dark times, Cooper, fellow governors seize a brighter future

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper joined with the governors of Virginia and Maryland announced a three-state collaboration to advance offshore wind projects in the region and promote the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States as a hub for offshore wind energy and industry.

Duke Energy’s coal ash recycling process underway at Buck Steam Station in Rowan County

The process for recycling coal ash from the former Buck Steam station is underway now in Rowan County.

With Migration Underway, Charlotte Skyscraper Turns off Lights for Birds

The migratory birds that are passing through Charlotte parks and backyards are finding safer passage this fall because of the prominent 48-story Duke Energy Center ensuring unnecessary lights will be turned off after dark, making the night skies safer for migrating birds.

Tree giveaway aims to keep Asheville green

A $50,000 grant from Duke Energy to Asheville GreenWorks in October 2019, helps to fund the tree giveaway events. Since March 2019, GreenWorks has given away over 1,200 native trees to Buncombe County residents.

Duke Energy Pledges to Eliminate Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Business by 2030

Duke Energy has upped its net-zero carbon by 2050 goals, pledging to eliminate methane emissions from its natural-gas business by 2030 through a combination of better pipeline leak detection, more efficient operations and investing in renewable natural gas to reduce the carbon-intensity of its supplies.

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