Duke Energy in Top 15% of Newsweek's 2017 Green Rankings
Company receives high marks for waste productivity
Duke Energy has ranked in the top 15% of Newsweek's 2017 Green Rankings. One of the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world's largest publically traded companies, the Green Rankings rate the top 500 U.S. companies, top 500 Global, and best in industry.
Duke Energy received high marks for waste productivity. In 2016, Duke Energy recycled about 75 percent of the coal combustion byproducts (coal ash and gypsum) produced in North Carolina. Coal ash, which, when reprocessed, can be used to improve the strength and durability of construction materials. Over the past year, the company has worked to construct a new coal ash reprocessing facility; its third in North Carolina. The three facilities are expected to reprocess 900,000 tons of coal ash.