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Duke Energy named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

“We are continuing to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency and lower carbon emissions”

Duke Energy, one of the largest utility companies in Florida, has again been named for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

The DJSI is an annual listing, compiled with the help of RobecoSAM, of publicly traded companies that have lived up to global sustainability benchmarks.

Before placing a company on the list, examines several metrics, such as corporate governance, climate strategy and corporate citizenship before naming a company to the list.

“The Dow Jones Sustainability Index thoroughly looks at hundreds of companies each year. To be on the North America list for 14 straight years is a clear indication Duke Energy employees are incorporating sustainability into their daily work to benefit our customers and communities,” Duke Energy SVP Cari Boyce said.

“We are continuing to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency and lower carbon emissions — leading by example in the energy industry,” she added.

Duke Energy has made the DJSI for fourteen years running.

It’s place on the index was secured due to several of its sustainability efforts, including emissions reductions — since 2005, it’s cut carbon dioxide emissions by 31 percent; sulfur dioxide by 96 percent; and nitrogen oxides by 74 percent.

The company has also expanded production of renewable energy. Solar, wind and biomass now account for 7,100 megawatts of its energy production, or about a seventh of its overall production.

More details on Duke Energy’s sustainability efforts are available in the company’s annual sustainability report.

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Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.

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