Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, supplies and delivers energy to approximately four million U.S. customers. Duke Energy’s business segments include U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas, Commercial Power and International Energy. The company has approximately 36,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Midwest and the Carolinas, and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. In addition, Duke Energy has more than 4,000 megawatts of electric generation in Latin America, and is a joint-venture partner in a U.S. real estate company. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.
CEO: Jim Rogers; Revenues: $14.04 Billion; Employees: 18,440 (2010).
Statements on Climate Change
“…I am convinced that it is prudent to take action now to address what we do know (about climate change).” James E. Rogers, CEO
Climate Change Targets
Duke Energy seeks to reduce or offset the CO2 emissions from its U.S. generation fl eet 17 percent from 2005 by 2020. It also aims to reduce the carbon intensity (tons of CO2 emitted per net megawatt-hour of electricity produced) of its total generation fl eet from 0.63 in 2005 to 0.50 by 2020.
Climate and Energy Strategies
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Relevant Links: Duke Company Web Site, Duke Energy Environment Web Site, Duke Energy Sustainability Report