America’s Electric Companies Are Leading on Clean Energy
The United States investor owned electric companies are committed to getting the energy they provide as clean as they can as fast as they can, while keeping customer reliability and affordability front and center as always. Overall, carbon emissions from the electric power sector are at their lowest level since 1978—and continue to fall.
Electric companies are committed to continuing to reduce carbon emissions in our sector and to helping other sectors—particularly the transportation and industrial sectors—transition to clean, efficient electric energy. This is just the start. With investments in new technologies and the right policies in place, we can do even more to build a cleaner, stronger economy together.
Investing in Smarter Energy Infrastructure
Electric companies invest more than $120 billion+ each year, on average, to:
- make the energy grid stronger, smarter, cleaner, more dynamic, and more secure.
- diversify the nation’s energy mix.
- integrate new technologies that benefit customers.
Clean Energy FactsCarbon Emissions Lowest in 40+ YearsCarbon emissions from the U.S. power sector are at their lowest level in more than 40 years–and continue to fall.
40% of Electricity From Carbon-Free SourcesToday, 40% of all U.S. power generation comes from carbon-free sources, including nuclear energy, hydropower, wind, and solar energy.
More Than 1/2 Wind and SolarOver the past 10 years, more than half of new electricity generation capacity was wind and solar.