Duke Energy Raises Clean Energy Goal 33%

By Jessica Lyons Hardcastle, Environmental Leader.

Duke Energy says it expects to own or purchase 8,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass capacity by 2020 — a 33 percent jump from the old goal of 6,000 megawatts established in 2013.

The largest utility in the US sets this new goal in its latest sustainability report.

At the end of 2015, the company owned or purchased nearly 4,400 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass: 49 percent wind, 39 percent solar and 12 percent biomass.