Storage

U.S. utility giant Duke Energy announced plans to double its renewable portfolio in only five years and then more than double it again by 2050. The North Carolina-based Duke also committed itself to a path reducing its methane emissions from the natural gas  business to net zero in 10 years. The company’s capital spending plan...
Solar

Last week, Duke Energy announced an agreement with solar installers, environmental groups and renewable energy advocates that, if approved by regulators, will create long-term stability for the residential solar industry in South Carolina. The deal will provide options for customers and allow Duke Energy to address increasing electric demand periods in the winter for the...
O&M

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announced this week that they are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With the increase of decarbonization goals from private companies and governments, existing technology is not enough to achieve these targets. The Low-Carbon Resources...
Bioenergy

This week, Duke Energy announced a partnership with SustainRNG to harness renewable natural gas (RNG) on dairy farms, starting in the southeastern US. Duke Energy invested in a minority share of the company and retains the option to invest in future operating projects; however, the terms of the overall transaction were not disclosed. SustainRNG will...
Solar

Carbon dioxide emissions from the largest 100 power producers in the U.S. decreased 8% over the course of 2018 largely due to natural gas, wind and solar projects displacing coal-fired generation, sustainability group Ceres said in a report released July 8. Ceres based the company rankings and emissions totals on 2018 generation data. Ceres also...
Solar

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including renewables, generation and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show and has been hosting Energy Cast for several years. Click below to listen to the full episode: This week, we revisited the first episode that Energy...
Solar

Last week, Duke Energy Renewables and Solar Energy International (SEI) announced a partnership to provide a scholarship fund for Americans who have experienced recent job displacement due to COVID-19. The scholarship fund will award $10,000 in solar training tuition fees for SEI training to selected students to support professional development and eventual entry into the...