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

February 2021 | American Electric Power (AEP)

80% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2000 levels by 2030. Net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.

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February 2021 | Xcel Energy
85% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2030.

February 2021 | Emera Inc.
55% reduction in carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 2025. 80% reduction in carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 2040. Net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

February 2021 | Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
50% reduction in carbon intensity from 2005 levels by 2030. Net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

January 2021 | Minnesota Power 
100% carbon-free electricity by 2030.

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.