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Investing in a Cleaner Energy Future

Renewable Energy Innovations Advance Sustainability Progress

Discover how Duke Energy’s renewable energy advancements fast-track your own sustainability goal progress.

Businesses today want to contribute to environmental sustainability. But what does this mean? And how can you be sure you’re taking the right steps forward? 

It’s an accepted truth that most daily activities result in some form of carbon emissions. Businesses are recognizing the need to put a plan in place to reduce their carbon footprint. While it’s not yet possible to stop all reliance on coal and oil as sources of energy, advancements in technology are allowing us to shift our focus more to cleaner energy alternatives, like natural gas, nuclear, solar, wind, low-impact hydro and biomass. As Duke Energy’s generation portfolio grows to include a greater percentage of these low- or net-zero carbon energy sources, your business’s energy consumption gets cleaner, accordingly. Factor this parallel progress into your business’s sustainability plan, and the path to get there becomes doubly efficient.

We all share the same goal of protecting our environment for a cleaner future. Trust that Duke Energy will help your business become part of the solution.   

How Significant Are Duke Energy’s Goals?

As one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the U.S., our goal to attain a net-zero carbon future represents one of the most significant reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the U.S. power sector. Since 2005, our CO2 emissions have decreased by 31%. By 2030, our goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by 50%. And by 2050, Duke Energy aims to reduce net-carbon emissions by nearly 100%. These decreases are primarily due to decreased coal generation, increased natural gas generation and replacement of higher-emitting plants, with strategies varying by jurisdiction. Learn about Duke Energy’s corporate-level climate announcement in full detail HERE.

Our goal of generating net-zero carbon emissions by midcentury will similarly advance your own progress toward less carbon-intense energy and more renewable energy. To put it simply, we all share the same goal; let’s work together to get there.

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