Duke Energy

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Duke Energy doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 49

Duke Energy has a DitchCarbon Score of 49 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability measures. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity level, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would demonstrate a stronger commitment to lowering carbon intensity and enhancing environmental sustainability.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Very high

Duke Energy is part of the energy generation and distribution industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

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Very high

Duke Energy, located in the United States, benefits from a low carbon intensity rating in the region, which positively impacts the sustainability of their operations. The company’s location in a low carbon intensity area suggests that their energy production and consumption are relatively more environmentally friendly.
18.56%

...this company is doing 18.56% better in emissions than the industry average.

Duke Energy, founded in 1904 and headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, operates within the energy generation and distribution industry. As a Fortune 125 company, it serves around 7.5 million electric customers and 1.6 million gas customers across the Southeast and Midwest regions. The company also manages a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets, reinforcing its presence in the commercial renewables sector.

Good news, Duke Energy has embraced SBTi commitments

Duke Energy has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its operations. These targets align with the necessary reductions to maintain global temperature rise within 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Duke Energy should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas outputs, potentially reducing emissions by 15%.
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