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ESG: Environmental

ESG: Environmental

We are charting a path to net-zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050. 

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Our Leadership Initiatives

Learn more about the great progress we've made on our carbon reduction journey and how the dedicated work of 29,000 employees is enabling us to meet our promise to deliver cleaner energy for our customers and communities. 
  • We've reduced carbon emissions from electricity generation 39% below 2005 levels.

  • We have retired more than 50 coal units in the last decade.

  • We own, operate or contract more than 8,000 megawatts of renewables and are invested for the long haul.

  • Energy Efficiency

    We continue to develop energy efficiency programs, tools and resources to help our customers save money, reduce their environmental impact and use energy wisely.

  • Renewable Energy

    Generating electricity from renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in the transition to cleaner energy.

  • Global Climate Change

    The bold actions we take today will lead to a cleaner energy future tomorrow. To that end, we will continue to revisit our carbon reduction goals and strive to achieve net-zero emissions from electricity generation by midcentury.

  • Environmental Education & Research

    We understand the importance of environmental stewardship. That's why we work with stakeholders to develop initiatives to lessen the effects of energy production on surrounding habitats. 

  • Air Quality Initiatives

    Better air quality is one of our top priorities. We’ve invested more than $7.5 billion in environmental control equipment since 1999 to lower emissions from our power plants.

  • Water Quality Initiatives

    Water is a shared natural resource and an important part of communities we serve. We're taking actions today to keep our lakes, rivers and shorelines healthy for years to come.

  • Habitat Protection

    From our real estate assets to our power plant sites, we are committed to land, water and habitat preservation. Learn more about forest management, avian protection and other important initiatives.

  • Ash Management

    We're continuing to make progress closing coal ash basins in ways that put safety first, protect the environment, minimize impact to communities and manage costs.

  • Green Bonds

    Leaders within our Sustainability and Treasury departments work together to determine the disbursement of funds across eligible projects.

  • Compliance & Reporting

    We are committed to being transparent about our environmental performance and to discussing issues of importance to the company and our stakeholders.

  • Vegetation Management

    To help ensure reliable service, qualified tree personnel use integrated vegetation management (IVM) to inspect and clear vegetation that poses a threat to distribution and transmission lines.

  • Sustainability

    Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to produce and deliver energy to our customers that’s reliable, affordable and increasingly clean. That’s sustainability and it’s the key to our success in the 21st century. 

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