Duke Energy shares the importance of nuclear for the energy transition

Aug 1, 2022

For 7.2 Million Duke Energy customers, it’s widely understood that there is a need to transition away from fossil fuels, CNBC recently reported. The energy transition is in full swing, and Duke is committed to playing their part.

Duke has reduced carbon emissions by nearly 45% since 2005 through natural gas, renewables, both wind and solar, and increasingly using battery technology. But CEO Lynn Good told CNBC, nuclear energy must be part of the equation to maintain affordability and reliability. In the Carolinas, 50% of electricity comes from nuclear energy plants.

New technologies, safety measures, and the use of smaller nuclear reactors are easing concerns about nuclear energy, and its use will only help Duke’s efforts to become carbon net zero by 2050. Click below to read more.