Utilities’ path to a carbon-free energy system by 2050

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The Utility Carbon Reduction Tracker above displays publicly announced utility commitments to emission reduction. Credits: Electric utility territories were produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) Group.

Most Recent Utility Commitments to Emission Reduction

November 2020 | Lincoln Electric System – Net-zero CO2 emissions by 2040.

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November 2020 | Portland General Electric
80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2010 levels by 2030. Net-zero GHG emissions by 2040.

November 2020 | FirstEnergy Corporation
30% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2019 levels by 2030. Carbon neutral by 2050.

November 2020 | Black Hills Corporation
40% reduction in GHG emissions intensity from 2005 levels by 2030 and a 70% reduction in GHG emissions intensity from 2005 levels by 2040.

October 2020 | National Grid 
Net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.

Utility Carbon Reduction Quick Facts

Of customer accounts in the United States are served by a utility with a carbon or emission reduction goal.

Utilities across the United States have publicly stated carbon or emission reduction goals.
Utilities have goals of carbon-free or net-zero emissions by 2050.

Of utilities with goals of carbon-free or net-zero emissions by 2050 are SEPA members.

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Additional Resources

For additional information about clean energy commitments by counties and municipalities or to chart your own path to decarbonization, check out these resources.