Utilities’ path to a carbon-free energy system

 

Credit: The Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Geographic Information Science & Technology group generated the electric utility service territory maps displayed above.

For more information on the SEPA Utility Carbon-Reduction Tracker’s methodology, see the FAQ page.


Recently announced carbon-reduction targets

October 2022 | American Electric Power
Net-zero CO2 emissions by 2045.
June 2022 | Ameren Corporation
Net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.
June 2022 | NextEra Energy
Zero carbon emissions by 2045.
June 2022 | Pacific Gas & Electric
Net-negative GHG emissions by 2050.

Utility Carbon Reduction: By the Numbers

Of U.S. customer accounts are served by an individual utility with a carbon-reduction target, or a utility owned by a parent company with a carbon-reduction target

Of U.S. customer accounts are served by an individual utility with a 100% carbon-reduction target, or a utility owned by a parent company with a 100% carbon-reduction target
Individual Utilities vs. Utility Parent Companies

Individual Utilities – 39%

of U.S. customer accounts are served by an individual utility with a voluntary or mandatory 100% carbon-reduction target

Utility Parent Companies – 34%

of U.S. customer accounts are served by a utility owned by a parent company with a voluntary 100% carbon-reduction target

Additional Stats

Individual Utilities

320 Individual utilities are preparing to meet a state’s 100% carbon-reduction requirement

44 Individual utilities have adopted a voluntary carbon-reduction target

33 Individual utilities have adopted a voluntary 100% carbon-reduction target

Utility Parent Companies

27 Utility parent companies have adopted a voluntary carbon-reduction target

24 Utility parent companies have adopted a voluntary 100% carbon-reduction target


Notes on the data presented in this section appear at the bottom of the page

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Questions?

Questions or comments about the SEPA Utility Carbon-Reduction Tracker? Email [email protected].

For reporters or government officials, contact Jordan Nachbar, SEPA Communications Manager, at [email protected] or 202.559.2034.

Additional Resources

For more information on carbon-reduction targets, check out these industry resources.

Notes on data presented in “Utility Carbon-Reduction: By the Numbers” section above

  • 83% of U.S. customer accounts are served by an individual utility with a carbon-reduction target, or a utility owned by a parent company with a carbon-reduction target – includes targets adopted by G&Ts
  • 75% of U.S. customer accounts are served by an individual utility with a 100% carbon-reduction target, or a utility owned by a parent company with a 100% carbon-reduction target – includes targets adopted by G&Ts
  • 39% of U.S. customer accounts are served by an individual utility with a voluntary or mandatory 100% carbon-reduction target – excludes targets adopted by utility parent companies; includes targets adopted by G&Ts
  • 320 individual utilities are preparing to meet a state’s 100% carbon-reduction requirement – excludes targets adopted by utility parent companies and G&Ts
  • 44 individual utilities have adopted a voluntary carbon-reduction target –  excludes targets adopted by utility parent companies; includes targets adopted by G&Ts
  • 33 individual utilities have adopted a voluntary 100% carbon-reduction target – excludes targets adopted by utility parent companies; includes targets adopted by G&Ts