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...
Solar

The City of Charlotte is the first municipality to take advantage of Duke Energy’s GSA program and is teaming up with Carolina Solar Energy and Ecoplexus to build a 35-MW solar farm. The green source advantage (GSA) program allows large customers to offset power purchases by securing renewable energy from projects connected to the Duke...
Solar

Today, Duke Energy and Colorado Springs Utilities (Springs Utilities) announced the start of operation for a new solar energy generating facility, the Palmer Solar project. Containing more than 220,000 solar panels on about 700 acres southeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., the 60-MW Palmer Solar will provide solar electricity to Springs Utilities’ customers. This is the largest...
Blogs

Across the United States, major utility companies are setting ambitious goals and deadlines to be net-zero emitters. Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) in Wisconsin pledged to fully de-carbonize by 2050. Xcel, a Minneapolis-based utility, also pledged to go carbon-free. North Carolina-based Duke Energy announced similar plans to reach net-zero by 2050. And American Electric Power...