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New Report Charts Duke Energy's Progress on Sustainability April 20, 2010

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

Duke Energy’s 2009|2010 Sustainability Report, published today, provides a detailed look at the company’s “triple bottom line” – financial, social and environmental.

“To us, sustainability means doing business in a way that’s good for people, the planet and profits,” said Roberta Bowman, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer. “This year’s Sustainability Report explains how Duke Energy works to balance the need for affordable, reliable and increasingly clean energy.”

Visit sustainabilityreport.duke-energy.com to:

  • Learn how nearly 40 percent of the electricity Duke Energy generated in 2009 came from carbon-free sources.
  • Read about the company’s growing renewable power portfolio, including the addition of 364 megawatts of wind energy in 2009.
  • Understand how energy efficiency and smart grid investments are helping Duke Energy customers save energy – and save money in the process.
  • Review the company’s environmental performance in 2009.
  • Read about what Duke Energy is doing to address a potential loss of talent as Baby Boomers – constituting nearly 70 percent of the company’s workforce – approach retirement age.
  • Learn why Jim Rogers believes repowering our country – investing in cleaner energy – can help rebuild the economy, create jobs, improve the environment and strengthen our national energy security.

This year, the online version of Duke Energy’s Sustainability Report features Web-exclusive content – additional articles, videos, expanded Q&As with company leaders and “mouse-over” definitions of key terms.

Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 4 million customers located in five states in the Southeast and Midwest, representing a population of approximately 11 million people. Its commercial power and international business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com. To learn more and contribute to the discussion about the energy issues of today and the possibilities of tomorrow see www.sheddingalight.org.


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