AT&T targets a gigaton of emissions reduction by 2035 with new climate initiative

The telecommunications giant will work with Microsoft, Equinix, the University of Missouri and other research universities and organisations to deliver broadband-enabled climate solutions at a global scale

Duke Energy pledges to electrify vehicle fleet by 2030

The move is expected to reduce 60,000 metric tons of carbon emissions a year

Bank of America accelerates its carbon-neutral goals with ten new solar agreements

The new solar projects are expected to cover 100% of the electricity needs of the bank’s branches in North and South Carolina and Texas

Duke Energy to double its renewable energy portfolio

By 2025, the utility giant has set the goal to own or purchase 16,000MW of renewable energy capacity

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Duke Energy takes aim at 2050 net zero target

The US power company has unveiled an updated climate strategy, announcing a new 2030 goal to cut its carbon dioxide emissions by at least 50%

Duke Energy to decommission US nuclear plant nearly 50 years early

The company plans to dismantle the Crystal River Nuclear Plant by 2027, rather than the original deadline of 2074

US energy firm to pay $5.5m to settle lawsuit

A US energy company has agreed to pay almost $5.5 million (£3.6m) in fines and contributions to environmental projects as part of a lawsuit. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the settlement with Duke Energy over pollution at five coal-fired power plants in North Carolina. The EPA said it […]

$1m for 200KW battery project in the US

A US energy company has provided $1 million (£630,000) for an energy storage project. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) will use the cash to develop a 200KW battery. It currently has a 100KW solar panel system and two small energy storage systems. It plans to install the new battery with more capacity so it […]

US energy firm fined $102m

US company Duke Energy’s subsidiaries have been fined $102 million (£64m) for a coal ash spill. They pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Water Act. Some of the charges are the direct result of discharging pollution from coal-ash dumps. The incident from the Dan River steam station into the Dan River near Eden, North Carolina took place in February 2014. Duke […]

US power firm scraps $24m nuclear project

The biggest energy company in the US has announced it will not be proceeding with a $24 billion (£15.7bn) nuclear power project in central Florida, reports claim. Delays in licensing of new plants by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and doubts about cost recovery are believed to have led to the decision, however, Duke Energy said […]