LAS VEGAS, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NV Energy joined Governor Steve Sisolak, Senator Chris Brooks and other supporters, as the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 358, which increases Nevada's renewable portfolio standard to 50 percent by 2030.

"NV Energy has been vocal about our aspirational goal of providing our customers with 100 percent renewable energy, and this is an important next step in accomplishing that," said Doug Cannon, NV Energy president and CEO. "We announced our support of the renewable standard increase in 2018 and are honored to have worked closely with Governor Sisolak, Senator Chris Brooks, who was instrumental in leading this effort; and other stakeholders to accomplish this so early in the legislative session." 

The company's 2018 announcement that it planned to add six more large-scale solar projects, three of which will include battery storage for the first time, reinforced its commitment to add more low-cost solar to its energy mix. NV Energy also recently submitted its annually-required renewable portfolio standard (RPS) compliance filing to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, which stated that the company had exceeded the current RPS requirement for the ninth-straight year. Instead of the 20 percent required today, 24 percent of the energy the company provides is generated from renewable resources.

Nevada is a leader in renewable energy, ranking fourth in solar and second in geothermal. NV Energy has fostered renewable development since before a renewable standard was put into place, having signed its first geothermal contract in 1986. Thanks to expanding renewable energy serving our customers and the retirement of coal-fueled generation in Nevada, our state experienced an 85 percent reduction in coal-fueled carbon emissions from 2005 to 2015. During that same period, Nevada reduced carbon emissions from the electric industry by 44 percent.

"Our company has made great strides over the last decade to increase our use of clean energy resources and reduce our carbon footprint, all while keeping costs low for our customers. Today signifies another step in building Nevada's a clean energy economy and we're proud to be one of the leaders in that effort," added Cannon.

NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services to more than 1.4 million customers throughout Nevada and more than 50 million tourists annually. NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, do business as NV Energy. NV Energy is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about NV Energy is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via


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"We have taken the Soul to an entirely new level by giving it even more of Kia's 'Give It Everything' credo. With the expanded lineup offering more style, utility, technology, comfort and adaptability than ever before, it's a whole new species of Soul," said Saad Chehab, vice president, marketing communications, Kia Motors America. "While nearly everything about the Soul is different, this campaign continues the fun and irreverent attitude that turned Soul into an icon over the last decade."

Set to an energetic custom soundtrack, the spot entitled "The New Species of Soul" is the centerpiece of a multi-faceted campaign starring three unique versions of the Soul model. First, a turbocharged Inferno Red Soul GT-Line speeds down a stark and desolate landscape as the road begins to twist and turn into an ever-tightening spiral. Later, an Undercover Green Soul X-Line climbs dirt trails in a burnt-orange landscape filled with uneven terrain. And then a Solar Yellow Soul EX Designer Collection Package cruises through a maze of what appear to be skyscrapers.

As the three Souls unite, the various locales are revealed to be a chameleon's body with its shifting textures and changing colors just before the larger-than-life lizard slurps up all three Soul models with a satisfied smirk.

"No matter what you throw at it, the all-new Soul has you covered. From the rugged X-Line to the turbocharged GT-Line and the head-turning Soul EX Designer Collection Package, Soul's extreme adaptability makes it the ultimate chameleon," continued Chehab.

Since taking the automotive industry by storm when introduced in 2009, the Kia Soul defined and still dominates the category. The Soul has proved so popular in fact that in March of 2018, the one-millionth Soul vehicle in the U.S. was retailed, a testament to the model's enduring appeal as one of the most versatile vehicles on the road today, endlessly adapting to, and changing with, the lifestyles of those that drive it.

For the third generation, Kia "gave it everything" and poured more of its "soul" into every inch of the vehicle, resulting in rugged performance, thrilling technology and urban practicality, qualities that transcend geography and appeal to drivers of all ages. The campaign includes :60-, :30-, and :15-second broadcast versions for general market; and :30- and :15-second versions for the Hispanic market. A multi-channel digital campaign and in-cinema airings beginning in late April, will support the broadcast elements.

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand.  Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*

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*The Telluride, Sorento and Optima (excluding Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

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LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Earth Day, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® passengers can now enjoy cleaner, more reliable rides on trains throughout Southern California. A total of 14 new Siemens Charger locomotives are now operational on the Pacific Surfliner route, which carries nearly 3 million passengers a year to top destinations from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. The locomotives were originally unveiled by the Los AngelesSan DiegoSan Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in October 2018.

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Cleaner Diesel-Electric Locomotives Now in Service on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Trains

The new Charger locomotive is the first passenger locomotive to receive the stringent Tier IV emissions certification from the Environmental Protection Agency, making it one of the cleanest diesel-electric passenger locomotives in operation today. The state-of-the-art locomotive, manufactured at Siemens' solar-powered plant in Sacramento, Calif., now powers the majority of 24 daily Pacific Surfliner trains traveling through Southern California. Almost 90 percent cleaner than the locomotives they replaced, the Charger locomotives allow the Pacific Surfliner service to meet growing demand for ridership while providing quieter, more efficient passenger rail service that helps relieve congestion on adjacent freeways like Interstate 5 and U.S. 101.

"We have a commitment to enhancing our passengers' experience as well as being good neighbors in the communities we serve. This new locomotive helps to fulfill both of these goals," said Al Murray, chairman of the LOSSAN Agency, overseeing the Pacific Surfliner service.

Siemens built the Charger locomotives for transportation agencies across the United States as part of a multi-state procurement project. The 14 Charger locomotives used on Pacific Surfliner service were funded by Caltrans with approximately $100 million in state, federal and local funds, and replaced Amtrak-owned locomotives which were nearly 20 years old.

For train schedules, special offers and more, visit

About the Pacific Surfliner
The Pacific Surfliner travels along a 351-mile coastal rail route through San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties, serving 27 stations. It is the busiest state-supported intercity passenger rail route in the United States with 24 daily trains and annual ridership of nearly 3 million. To learn more and plan a trip, visit

About the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency
The Los AngelesSan DiegoSan Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency is a joint powers authority composed of rail owners, operators and planning agencies along the entire LOSSAN rail corridor. In addition to working to improve passenger rail ridership, revenue, on-time performance, operational flexibility, and safety, the LOSSAN Agency assumed management responsibility for the Pacific Surfliner service in July 2015, following the execution of an interagency transfer agreement with the state of California. For more information, visit

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, announced it has acquired the 150-megawatt (MW) North Rosamond solar project in Kern County, California from Clearway Energy Group.

The North Rosamond solar project is Duke Energy Renewables' sixth solar generation facility in Kern County.

"North Rosamond is a great addition to our growing solar portfolio," said Rob Caldwell, president of Duke Energy Renewables. "California is a leader in renewable energy, and we're pleased to support their efforts by continuing to provide the state with cost-efficient renewable energy to meet residents' needs."

The U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation, the tax credit division of U.S. Bank; M&T Bank's Commercial Equipment Finance Group; and Guardian Life Insurance Company of America provided tax equity financing to the project.

The 150-MW project, which contains over 477,000 solar panels, is located on approximately 1,188 acres outside of Rosamond, Calif. Construction is nearly complete and the project is expected to achieve commercial operation in early May. The North Rosamond project will be the largest solar project in Duke Energy Renewables' fleet. It will power approximately 71,000 homes.

The energy generated from the North Rosamond solar project will be sold to Southern California Edison under a 15-year agreement.

The project employed as many as 500 individuals during the peak construction period.

The facility's design, procurement of PV modules, inverters, balance of plant systems and construction of the project is being performed by First Solar Electric California's engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) subsidiary under a fixed-price EPC agreement for the project.

Duke Energy is one of the nation's top renewable energy providers – on track to own or purchase 8,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass energy by 2020.

Duke Energy Renewables

Duke Energy Renewables, a nonregulated unit of Duke Energy, operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., with a total electric capacity of 3,000 megawatts. The power is sold to electric utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. The unit also operates energy storage and microgrid projects. Visit Duke Energy Renewables for more information.

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 125 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities, in addition to Duke Energy Renewables' capacity.

Duke Energy is transforming its customers' experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves.

Duke Energy was named to Fortune's 2019 "World's Most Admired Companies" list, and Forbes' 2019 "America's Best Employers" list. More information about the company is available at The Duke Energy News Center contains news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy's illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.    

Clearway Energy Group

Clearway Energy Group is accelerating the world's transformation to a clean energy future. Built for 21st century energy markets and focused on providing customers with the power they need and the customer experience they deserve, Clearway was created and staffed with functions specific to renewable energy generation and distribution. With assets across 28 states, more than 500 employees and the capacity to power about 2.7 million homes, Clearway is bringing reliable and clean power to market from day one. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Carlsbad, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Houston, TX; and New York, NY. For more information, visit

U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation

With $29 billion in managed assets as of Dec. 31, 2018, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC), a subsidiary of U.S. Bank, provides innovative financing solutions for community development projects across the country using state and federally sponsored tax credit programs. USBCDC's commitments provide capital investment to areas that need it the most and contribute to the creation of new jobs, the rehabilitation of historic buildings, the construction of needed affordable and market-rate homes, the development of renewable energy facilities, and the generation of commercial economic activity in underserved communities. Visit USBCDC on the web at

M&T Bank Corporation

M&T Bank Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in Buffalo, New York. M&T's principal banking subsidiary, M&T Bank, operates banking offices in New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Trust-related services are provided by M&T's Wilmington Trust-affiliated companies and by M&T Bank.

Contact: Jennifer Garber
Office: 980.373.0668 | 24-Hour: 800.559.3853

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ATLANTA, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power is celebrating Earth Month this year with environmental service projects that enhance and beautify communities across the state. Throughout the year, employees focus on stewardship projects that protect and enhance the communities in which they live and work. In honor of Earth Month this April, hundreds of employees are taking part in dozens of local events working together with neighbors and community partners.

Just a few of the projects around the state taking place on Earth Day include:

  • Bat House and Birdhouse Build – Georgia Power employees in Atlanta will spend the day building bat houses and birdhouses that will be donated to community non-profits across the state.
  • Garden Expansion at Murphy-Harpst Children Center – Georgia Power employees at Plant Bowen in Bartow County will spend the day planting vegetable and herb gardens, as well as plants, bushes and flowers.
  • Pollinator Pathway Gardens – Georgia Power employees in Tifton will spend the day planting bee gardens to attract pollinators that will ultimately fertilize plants, resulting in the formation of fruit seeds.
  • Proctor Creek Cleanup – Georgia Power employees will spend the day collecting trash at Proctor Creek at Lindsay Street Park in Atlanta.

Additionally, employees completed environmental projects earlier this month including:

  • Lake Jackson Cleanup - Georgia Power Department of Environmental and Natural Resources spent the day at Lake Jackson in Butts County collecting trash, planting flowers, placing bat houses and creating a butterfly meadow.
  • Nest and Atlanta Habitat Smart Home Build – Georgia Power partnered with Nest and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to build the first smart energy home in the city.

"Our Georgia Power employees are committed to being good environmental stewards through education, partnerships and volunteerism that result in conservation, restoration and increased awareness," said Dr. Mark Berry, vice president of environmental & natural resources at Georgia Power. "We focus on these efforts because they make our communities great not only for the present, but they help create a better Georgia for the next generation."

In addition to Earth Month volunteer projects, Georgia Power supports environmentally focused organizations and programs that improve air and water quality, preserve natural resources and protect endangered species all year long. One example is the company's sponsorship and participation in river and lake cleanups around the state throughout the year. These events are hosted and sponsored by Georgia Power through Southern Company's Renew Our Rivers initiative.

The company is also a corporate sponsor of Rivers Alive, a volunteer waterway cleanup initiative targeting streams, rivers, lakes, beaches and wetlands across Georgia. Since 2003, Georgia Power employees and other volunteers statewide have removed more than two million pounds of trash through the program. 

Since 1883, Georgia Power has remained steadfast in its mission to improve the same communities it calls home for its customers, employees, neighbors and friends. In 2018, 3,400 employees and 2,000 retirees volunteered 143,000 hours.

To learn more about Georgia Power's environmental commitment, visit 

About Georgia Power

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the Company on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

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MIDI, Yemen, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has launched 11 new projects in the Midi Directorate of northwest Yemen, continuing its work in the region. The initiatives span the agriculture, fisheries, electricity, healthcare and water sectors, and will help increase life expectancy, restore sources of income, and reinvigorate economic activity in Midi and the surrounding areas.


SDRPY has broken ground on a new school, health center and water purification plant in an area of Midi where an inordinate number of newborn children die from waterborne illnesses every year. Twenty years ago, a water station existed in the area but became inoperative after 2 years due to lack of maintenance. SDRPY will provide training for locals in the operation and maintenance of the water station, thus ensuring sustainability.

The people of Fasht Island, Midi district, have lacked immediate access to clean water for almost 50 years. Residents have often consumed unpurified seawater when rainwater has been insufficient to meet their needs, and local wells – some of them dug a hundred years ago – yield only saltwater. The new water treatment plant will purify seawater, supplementing natural freshwater volumes and supporting the local ecosystem. The salinity of drinking water in the Midi district often reaches levels of up to 35,000 parts per million (ppm), notably in the islands where fresh water is not easily accessible; in Saudi Arabia the average is approximately 4,000 ppm.

A brand new, fully equipped health center will address issues such as high rates of infant mortality and waterborne disease in Midi. Residents of Midi district who live on islands such as Fasht and Buklan have usually travelled at great cost to Midi city, about half an hour away by boat, to receive health treatment. The new health center will grant them access to high quality healthcare without the risk posed by travel to the sick or injured.

In addition to these modern installations, SDRPY will furnish Midi with new fishing vessels and outboard motors, along with a new maintenance facility for the boats. The Iran-backed Houthi militias previously destroyed the fleets of fishing boats in Midi, eliminating the sole source of income for thousands of residents. New electrical generators and filters for existing generators will be supplied to areas of Midi that have never known outdoor lighting. The district will also receive greenhouses, agricultural equipment, fertilizer, seed, water tanker-trucks, transport vehicles, and lights for solar-powered street lamps. Finally, the coast guard station in Midi will be rehabilitated, restoring stability and security to the port.

"It is fitting that the program unveiled these projects today in Hope Square, which represents the optimism of decent people everywhere that a life of peace and prosperity can soon return to millions of Yemenis, including in Hajjah," said Saudi Ambassador to Yemen and SDRPY Supervisor Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jabir. "As a key player in regional stability, the Kingdom is committed to restoring hope and security in Yemen, and that is why we continue to work toward the renewal of hope for the brotherly Yemeni people,"

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"Our industry provides a circular economy model for batteries, as well as other industries," said Kevin Moran, executive vice president of Battery Council International (BCI). "Lead batteries are a model of a take-make-use-recycle and reuse closed-loop system, compared to other battery chemistries that follow a linear model of take, waste and dispose." Moran cited the nearly 100% recycling rate of lead batteries, and the fact that every battery is comprised of at least 80% recycled lead.

The information brief and accompanying infographic highlight the key benefits of the closed-loop system as promoting the sustainable management of our natural resources, moving us toward climate neutrality; protecting national security; and decoupling growth from the use of natural resources.

The document also describes how the lead battery industry is achieving circularity. For example, manufacturers and recyclers work together to design batteries to be efficiently recycled for reuse and remanufacture. They also deploy a sophisticated collection and transportation system to collect spent batteries for recycling and pick-up finished lead metal for manufacturing. Additionally, the industry employs sustainable manufacturing practices ranging from recycling millions of gallons of water for use in new batteries, and collecting and reusing storm water, to relying on solar installations to power facilities. In one instance, a new revenue stream has been created by producing a liquid fertilizer solution for agricultural use from the sulfur fumes created during recycling.  

As a call to action, the brief asks decision makers to deeply consider a battery's life cycle environmental footprint when selecting a battery technology. Sustainable materials management in non-lead battery manufacturing requires a paradigm shift from a linear to a circular economic model with stakeholders. The lead battery industry is a model for all battery technologies, especially as the move to electrification and decarbonization intensifies.

Learn More at Essential Energy Everyday
Essential Energy Everyday exists to increase awareness of the critical importance of lead batteries in powering our daily lives. It encourages continued investment in sustainable lead battery technology to store and provide energy on demand. Its initiative is supported by the two global trade associations that represent the lead battery and lead industries, Battery Council International and the International Lead Association.

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SAN ANTONIO, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CPS Energy has been designated a 2019 Environmental Champion utility for the 3rd year in a row by Market Strategies-Morpace. The study shows that demand for programs to help consumers manage their energy use and reduce their own environmental footprint has seen a steady increase over the past five years. In fact, over 40% of consumers now prefer renewable utility generation as a first or second choice compared with just 25% last year. The second-most preferred fuel for generation is cleaner-burning natural gas at 30%.The findings can be reviewed in the 2019 Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™: Residential, a study by Market Strategies-Morpace.

The study surveyed 61,023 utility customers of 140 electric, natural gas and combination utilities over the last 12 months and scored the utilities on an Environmental Dedication index. Today, in honor of Earth Day, 29 utilities score high enough on this index to be named Environmental Champions.

"Consumers have become more environmentally conscious and now expect the companies they use to share that same concern. The good news is that our research shows that utilities have responded to these expectations and are being viewed through a more positive environmental lens by their customers," said Chris Oberle, senior vice president at Market Strategies International-Morpace. "With Earth Day being celebrated today across the globe, this is a great time to name the utilities doing the best job responding to customers' environmental expectations as Environmental Champions." 

San Antonio is #1 in Texas and #7 in the U.S. in solar capacity, and CPS Energy is one of the largest wind buyers in the nation. In spring 2018, CPS Energy announced the addition of 34 electric hybrid trucks to "green-up" its fleet—reducing 7.75 tons in NOx emissions and 58.7 tons of CO2 emissions. Additionally, the utility introduced the world to "Gaston," the smart-sniffing vehicle that utilizes technology to detect gas leaks throughout our growing city. Most recently, CPS Energy closed the J.T. Deely coal unit in December 2018, 15 years ahead of schedule. They continue to provide rebates to customers who take action to participate in a robust selection of energy saving programs.

"Protecting our environment is simply in CPS Energy's DNA, which makes announcing this achievement on Earth Day incredibly special," said Paula Gold-Williams, President & CEO of CPS Energy. "We balance the tried and true with the new by taking a thoughtful approach to power generation with our Flexible Path. Partnered with customers throughout our large metropolitan community, we look forward to continuing San Antonio's expansion into newer and cleaner technologies. The CPS Energy team will remain vigilant in sharing knowledge about how our customers can simultaneously reduce their personal energy usage through participating in one of our many energy saving programs."

"Year after year, CPS Energy demonstrates that they are an Environmental Champion for our community, and I applaud the leadership of President and CEO Paula Gold-Williams and her team," said Ron Nirenberg, Mayor of the City of San Antonio. "As a CPS Energy board member, I am confident that our city will continue to be a leader in the new energy economy, a major producer of renewable sources, and will always put people first—all while maintaining a secure, resilient and affordable energy supply."  

To become an Environmental Champion, a utility needs to show customers its dedication to supporting the environment by promoting clean energy, enabling consumption management, facilitating environmental causes, encouraging environmentally friendly fleets and buildings, and consistently seeking ways to protect the environment. The utility industry's Environmental Dedication score now stands at 704 (on a 1,000-point scale). CPS Energy ranked in the top 20 nationally among the utilities in the Environmental Dedication Index scoring and in the top 10 in the area MSI designates as the South region (including electric and natural gas-only utilities in the region alongside combination utilities).                    

2019 Environmental Champions

AEP Ohio

MidAmerican Energy

PPL Electric Utilities

Atlantic City Electric

National Fuel Gas

Puget Sound Energy

Citizens Energy

New Jersey Natural Gas

Salt River Project

Columbia Gas – East

NW Natura

SEMCO Energy Gas Company

Columbia Gas of Ohio




Peoples Gas

TECO Peoples Gas

Con Edison


UGI Utilities

CPS Energy

Philadelphia Gas Works

Washington Gas

Dayton Power & Light

Piedmont Natural Gas

Xcel Energy - Midwest

DTE Energy

Portland General Electric

About CPS Energy
Established in 1860, CPS Energy is the nation's largest public power, natural gas and electric company, providing safe, reliable, and competitively-priced service to 840,750 electric and 352,585 natural gas customers in San Antonio and portions of seven adjoining counties. Our customers' combined energy bills rank among the lowest of the nation's 20 largest cities – while generating $7 billion in revenue for the City of San Antonio for more than seven decades. As a trusted and strong community partner, we continuously focus on job creation, economic development and educational investment. True to our People First philosophy, we are powered by our skilled workforce, whose commitment to the community is demonstrated through our employees' volunteerism in giving back to our city and programs aimed at bringing value to our customers. CPS Energy is among the top public power wind energy buyers in the nation and number one in Texas for solar generation.

About Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™: Residential
Market Strategies-Morpace surveyed 61,023 residential electric, natural gas and combination utility customers of the 140 largest US utility companies (based on residential customer counts). The Environmental Dedication index is a twelve-month-trailing average score derived from utility consumer ratings on five factors. The sample design uses a combination of quotas and weighting based on US census data to ensure a demographically balanced sample of each evaluated utility's customers based on age, gender, income, race and ethnicity. Utilities within the same region and of the same type (e.g., electric-only providers) are given equal weight in order to balance the influence of each utility's customers on survey results. Market Strategies-Morpace will supply the exact wording of any survey question upon request.

About Market Strategies International-Morpace
Leading market research firms Market Strategies International and Morpace bring clients closer to their customers through exceptional insights. The firms specialize in brand, customer experience, product development and segmentation research, and are known for blending primary research with data from syndicated, benchmarking and self-funded studies to help clients succeed. They have earned the trust of many of the world's top brands across the automotive, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, health, technology and telecommunications industries. Market Strategies and Morpace are combining into one firm, as part of an acquisition of both firms by STG, and will be rebranded under a new name to be announced in 2019. With more than 450 research professionals, the collective firm is now the 15th largest market research firm in the US and top 25 globally.


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PLAINFIELD, Ind., April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy has awarded grants of up to $5,000 to 19 Indiana economic development groups for two separate programs.

"The Marketing Partnership Program and the Foreign Direct Investment Partnership Program are designed to help local economic development groups strengthen marketing efforts to help attract jobs and investment to the communities within our Indiana service territory," said Erin Schneider, director of economic development for Duke Energy Indiana.

To qualify for program consideration, each applicant must submit a marketing plan that has a direct impact on the community's economic growth and supports Duke Energy's economic development goals. Grant funding does not include travel, lodging, food and beverage and entertainment expenses.

The economic development organizations receiving the 2019 grants include:

  • Boone County Economic Development Corporation
  • Cass County Economic Development
  • Crawford County Economic Development Corporation
  • Greater Lafayette Commerce
  • Hamilton County Economic Development Corporation
  • Hancock County Economic Development Council
  • Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership
  • Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation
  • Morgan County Economic Development Corporation
  • Pike County Economic Development Corporation
  • Accelerate West Central Indiana
  • I-74 Business Corridor Group
  • Indiana Technology Corridor
  • North Central Indiana Economic Development Partnership
  • Radius Indiana / Bloomington Economic Development Corporation
  • Southwest Indiana Development Council
  • Shelby County Development Corporation
  • Grow Wabash County
  • Whitley County Economic Development Corporation

Duke Energy Indiana

Duke Energy Indiana, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides about 6,600 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 840,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it Indiana's largest electric supplier.

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 125 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities, and 3,000 megawatts through its nonregulated Duke Energy Renewables unit.

Duke Energy is transforming its customers' experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit's regulated utilities serve approximately 7.7 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to more than 1.6 million customers in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The Duke Energy Renewables unit operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., as well as energy storage and microgrid projects.

Duke Energy was named to Fortune's 2019 "World's Most Admired Companies" list, and Forbes' 2019 "America's Best Employers" list. More information about the company is available at The Duke Energy News Center contains news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy's illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.    

Contact: Lew Middleton
Office: 317.838.1505 | 24-Hour: 800.559.3853

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CHENGDU, China, 22 de abril de 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- No dia 17 de abril, uma cerimônia de doação, intitulada "Para iluminar a zona despovoada e proteger o Rio Yangtze - o Grupo Tongwei está comprometido", foi realizada com sucesso na Estação de Proteção Ecológica da Nascente do Yangtze. Dez conjuntos de unidades geradoras de energia fotovoltaica foram doados pelo Tongwei Group para Green River, após o último em 2018. A atividade caritativa tem o objetivo de fornecer energia elétrica para equipamentos do observatório no Lago Bande, bem como apoio para a proteção do habitat dos gansos de cabeça listrada. Kevin Rudd, ex-primeiro-ministro da Austrália e presidente do Asia Society Public Institute, enviou uma carta de felicitações pelo evento.

Nos últimos dez anos, a Tongwei evolui no setor de energia fotovoltaica. Agora, ela se transformou em um empreendimento fotovoltaico integrado que abrange a produção de silício cristalino upstream, a produção de células solares de alto desempenho e a construção e operação de terminais de usinas fotovoltaicas. Sichuan Yongxiang Co., Ltd., uma subsidiária upstream da cadeia industrial, tem uma capacidade de produção de 80.000 toneladas por ano de silício cristalino de alta pureza, ocupando o terceiro lugar no mundo. Tongwei Solar Co., Ltd., midstream da cadeia industrial, tem uma capacidade de produção de células solares de 13 GW. A produção total deverá exceder os 20 GW até o final de 2019, tornando-se a maior empresa de células solares do mundo em termos de produção e expedição por três anos consecutivos. No final da cadeia industrial, a Tongwei tenta combinar aquicultura com a produção de energia fotovoltaica organicamente e promove vigorosamente o modelo de desenvolvimento inovador que integra a pesca e a energia fotovoltaica ".

Olhando para o futuro, a Tongwei continuará a trabalhar arduamente e a lutar pelo objetivo de construir uma empresa de energia limpa de primeira classe e impulsionar a campanha global para revolucionar a energia limpa, de modo a criar um ambiente mais bonito para as gerações futuras!

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SolarQuarter RT @M2MWebdyn: [A @SolarQuarter EVENT] @gurdeepjuneja will be at the Sri Lanka Solar Week Conference on 7th May as a speaker at 12.45pm. Co…
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