Updated October 10
Ginny Rometty is No. 1 and GSK's Dierdre Connelly is No. 30 on the latest list of the "Most Powerful Women" in business from Fortune. Meanwhile, Duke's new CEO premiers at No. 16.
Updated October 8
DukeNet, a fiber optic network company based in Charlotte, provides data and bandwidth services to wireless carriers, data centers and other businesses and customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and five other states in the Southeast.
Updated September 16
As new energy developments such as LED lighting prove to be cost-cutters and true improvements in sustainability, more businesses are likely to embrace them to improve bottom lines as well as to help the environment. Need proof? Check out the renovation underway at the American Tobacco Historic District.
Energy efficiency coming to American Tobacco
The folks at Greenpeace were a little red in the face - i.e. a bit embarrassed - Friday, issuing a correction about IBM and moving Big Blue up its annual "Cool IT Leaderboard." What happened?
Updated April 24
The global environmental group gives high marks to Google and Cisco for their efforts to adopt sustainable energy. Greenpeace especially likes Google's deal with Duke Energy in providing power to its soon-to-be-expanded data center in Lenoir.
The "Cool IT Leaderboard" from Greenpeace
September 17, 2012
Duke Energy is changing the name of recently acquired Progress Energy Carolinas to Duke Energy Progress and also has created a new logo.
New Duke Energy logo
Updated December 15, 2011
What happens to Red Hat if the merger is denied? What happens to hundreds of employees who are expecting to take buyouts? What happens to Raleigh's corporate real estate market?
November 15, 2011
The latest three, which are all located near Murphy, were acquired from ESA Renewables. Duke now owns seven such farms in the state.
Updated September 9, 2011
Capturing the methane and generating power creates carbon offset credits for the school and Google, renewable energy credits for Duke Energy and power for the farmer.
September 8, 2011
The Department of Energy put the two companies' projects among 41 it is backing across 20 states.
September 2, 2011
Duke Energy and Progress Energy said Friday that they had an agreement with the state Utilities Commission's Public Staff about the companies proposed merger and will maintain community support and pass savings on to customers.
Updated July 18, 2011
Plug-In 2011 conference to showcase the future of plug-in hybrid and electric transportation.
June 28, 2011
Cisco, which employs some 5,000 people in RTP, and Duke Energy are among the companies lobbying for a tax holiday in order to "repatriate" profits.
June 21, 2011
Opinion: Duke Energy alone has $1.2 billion held hostage overseas by a tax system that penalizes U.S. businesses that want to bring their foreign earnings to America to create jobs. With the right changes to our tax laws, we can bring that money home to support and accelerate our capital program investments in smart grid technology, retire and replace older coal plants, and build natural gas and renewable generation.
May 31, 2011
The Oconee Nuclear Station reactor will be the first of the 104 reactors in the United States not controlled with the same analog technology that brought the world cassette tapes.
March 14, 2011
US Commerce Secretary, Governor Perdue to participate in the forum along with council members, which include UNC-CH Chancellor Holden Thorp and Geomagic software CEO Ping Fu.
January 10, 2011
The merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy would help the utility giants deal with major challenges and might mean lower rates for consumers, says NCSU's Michael Walden. Will "green" projects get a boost?
Updated December 23, 2010
Duke Energy Corp. and investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners now each hold 50 percent of the fiber optic network.
September 28, 2010
Duke Energy and Duke Energy are teaming up on $1 million pilot project.
Updated September 23, 2010
The networking gear giant and utility firm are teaming with Charlotte Center City Partners in $5.3 million program that sets a goal of reducing energy use by 20 percent over next six years.