Duke Energy

InfluenceMap Score
E+
Performance Band
34%
Organisation Score
42%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Utilities
Head​quarters:
Charlotte, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Duke Energy Renewables, Duke Energy Retail, Duke Energy International
Wikipedia:

Duke Energy appears to have a negative engagement with climate change policy in the US. In its 2018 Sustainability Report, Duke Energy emphasises the threat of energy-poverty in responding to climate change. The company has stated support for market-based approaches over government regulation with concern for energy prices and energy security weighed against the urgency of addressing climate change. Duke Energy opposed the U.S. Clean Power Plan in 2014 and, evidence suggests, funded legal action to derail the plan in 2016. Duke Energy has supported repealing the Clean Power Plan in 2018 to replace it with the weaker Affordable Clean Energy Rule. Duke Energy has stated support for a lower-carbon future and is supporting the electrification of transport through advocating for policymakers to invest in infrastructure in both North and South Carolina. However, Duke Energy has consistently opposed net metering programs in various states and lobbied to increase the fixed monthly charges on electric bills, effectively disincentivizing certain forms of solar energy generation. Duke Energy has argued for the need for a balanced energy mix – this, however, appears to have included a significant role for coal. Duke Energy appears to remain a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council – a group very actively opposing various forms of climate change policy - having attended their annual meeting in 2019.

QUESTIONS
SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
1 NS NS NS -1 1 -1 NA
Climate Science Stance
0 -1 NA -1 0 0 -1 NA
Need for Climate Regulation
-1 NS NA NS -2 NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
-1 NA -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NS 0 1 NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
NS NS NS -2 -2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
NS -1 NS -2 -1 0 NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix
0 0 0 -2 0 0 -1 NA
GHG Emission Standards
0 -1 NS -1 -1 0 -1 NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NS -2 NA NA NA NS NA
Climate Lobbying Governance
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
47%
 
47%
 
43%
 
43%
 
21%
 
21%
 
9%
 
9%
 
91%
 
91%

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.