Duke Energy aims to have 6,000 MW of wind, solar, biomass power by 2020; North Carolina-based company to retire 6,300 MW of coal-fired capacity in coming years, more than half of that by end-2013
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina
April 22, 2013
– Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has released its 2012 Sustainability Report, a comprehensive overview of the company's social, environmental and financial performance.
It marks the first report since the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy in July 2012. It also outlines a number of sustainability goals for the nation's largest electric utility.
"Greater transformation lies ahead for our company and our industry," said Jim Rogers , the company's chairman and chief executive officer, in his letter to stakeholders. "Current drivers of change include the shale gas revolution, emerging technologies and anemic growth in energy usage. Also, our nation must address global climate change in a more comprehensive way."
The report provides details on the company's performance in five focus areas – innovative products and services, environmental footprint, quality workforce, strong communities, and governance and transparency – and features a number of employees for their personal sustainability efforts.
Among the highlights:
With almost 28,000 employees, Duke Energy's regulated utilities operate in six states and serve 7.2 million customers. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 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.
SOURCE Duke Energy