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Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to produce and deliver energy to our customers that’s reliable, affordable and increasingly clean. That’s where sustainability comes in. It’s more than a word at Duke Energy – it’s the key to our success in the 21st century.

The decisions we make today that affect our “triple bottom line” – people, the planet and profits – will determine our long-term prospects as a company. We see promising signs in our performance, but a lot of work remains.

  • For a closer look at our progress on the road to becoming a more sustainable company, please review our comprehensive annual Sustainability Report.
  • As part of its efforts to promote sustainability, Duke Energy has made a commitment to innovation and leadership. What's that mean? Find out in this video featuring Lynn Good, Duke Energy's vice chairman, president and chief executive officer.
  • If you want a snapshot of our efforts, please see our Sustainability Plan and Goals.
  • We use the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines established by the Global Reporting Initiative to help us measure our economic, environmental, and social performance.
  • Duke Energy was included on the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the ninth consecutive year. This is a tangible recognition of Duke Energy's continued sustainability commitment and leadership.

We invite you to learn more about our sustainability journey by accessing the links and information available from this page..

Recent News

Duke Energy s top philanthropy executive, ?Stick Williams, to retire
Duke Energy s top philanthropy executive, Richard Stick Williams, will retire Dec. 31, 2015, after a 36-year Duke Energy career, the company announced today.
$7 million settlement with the state advances Duke Energy's efforts to close coal ash basins in ways that protect people and the environment
Duke Energy today issued the following statement regarding a settlement with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), formerly the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, regarding alleged groundwater violations at the company's retired L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant in Wilmington and the company's other North Carolina facilities.
Duke Energy, U.S. government agree to end Clean Air Act litigation
Duke Energy and the U.S. government have agreed to end a 15-year-old legal case against the company for alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act at some of the company s coal-fired power plants in North Carolina.

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