The year 2020 is a year unlike any other and that holds for your favorite articles on illumination. The top stories of the year include energy efficiency and renewables as usual, and also articles about the pandemic and social justice.
Here's a look at the most-clicked articles of 2020:
These simple tips can help you be more energy efficient and save money. Duke Energy provides a variety of offers that can help customers.
Floods can wash away roads and submerge towns – like they did after Hurricane Florence – making it impossible to repair the grid until water recedes. Duke Energy is installing barriers and relocating equipment at 13 substations in flood-prone areas of the Carolinas.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended preparation and planning. Luckily, Duke Energy customers in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina were spared major storms this year.
Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas asked employees to choose the recipients for more than $1 million in grants to advance social justice and racial equity. They picked 80 nonprofits.
Duke Energy has ambitious plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050: expanding renewable energy, retiring coal plants and improving the grid. Since 2005, the company has reduced emissions 39%.
Read the stories to learn about the projects
You can monitor and manage your energy use. If you haven’t signed up for an equal payment plan to get a predictable monthly bill, there are some things you can do to keep tabs on your energy use.