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.
A NEARLY 40% DROP in EMISSIONS
Electric company investments in clean and renewable energy have produced a 36% drop in emissions since 2006, and this trend will continue as we pursue aggressive carbon-reduction targets in the years ahead.
MORE THAN 40% NOW CARBON FREE
Today, more than 40% of all U.S. power generation comes from clean, carbon-free sources, including nuclear energy, hydropower, wind, and solar energy.
21+ GIGAWATTS OF RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES ADDED
In 2022 alone, more than 21 gigawatts of renewable technologies went online in the United States.