Winthrop earns Duke energy efficiency award

Winthrop earns Duke energy efficiency award

Winthrop University was honored with the Duke Energy Power Partner Award for its implementation of strategic energy solutions.

The university considers energy management a key component of building a level of overall cost-efficiency and continues to be top-rated among public universities in the state, the utility company said.

Winthrop and Duke Energy have worked together to reduce the university’s energy costs and increase efficiency by using different fuels to produce steam with a new electrode boiler.

Created in 1993, the Duke Energy Power Partner Awards recognize customers who are committed to excellence and implemented strategic energy solutions. About 80 business and industrial customers, organizations and trade allies have been recognized so far.

IRS announces mileage rates

The Internal Revenue Service has announced higher mileage rates for next year.

Beginning Jan. 1, the rates are 48.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, up from 44.5 cents; 20 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, a increase from 18 cents; and 14 cents per mile driven in service to a charitable organization.

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