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National Public Utilities Council

The National Public Utilities Council (NPUC) is a leading research organization dedicated to driving progress in the decarbonization of power generation. The council fosters collaboration between public utilities, providing a platform for sharing ideas and finding innovative solutions to the challenges of reducing carbon emissions.

NPUC is best known for its annual report that ranks the decarbonization progress of top investor-owned utilities (IOUs), providing valuable insights into the industry’s efforts to transition towards cleaner energy sources. Learn more about how the NPUC is working towards the future of sustainable energy.

Annual Decarbonization Report

In collaboration with Visual Capitalist, the National Public Utilities Council (NPUC) has developed the Annual Utility Decarbonization Report, serving as a comprehensive and viable ranking system for public utilities that will drive the decarbonization conversation forward. The report provides utilities, administrators, investors, and utility customers a data-driven look at the status of decarbonization among U.S. utilities.

The Decarbonization Channel

Decarbonization Channel is a new site by Visual Capitalist, brought to you by the National Public Utilities Council.

We will regularly publish infographics related to decarbonization, with a focus on the U.S. energy sector.


The NPUC hosts bi-monthly roundtables with utility representatives from across the nation to discuss all things decarbonization.

Interested in discussing our report findings? Join us at our next roundtable!


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How Droughts Threaten the Future of Hydropower

How Droughts Threaten the Future of Hydropower Hydropower is the largest source of renewable energy in the United States, accounting for 54% of the country’s renewable electricity generation. However, dry conditions and droughts intensified by climate change are...

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How Does U.S. Electricity Generation Change Over One Week?

How Does U.S. Electricity Generation Change in a Week? The U.S. has a dynamic electricity mix, with a range of energy sources generating electricity at different times of the day. At all times, the amount of electricity generated must match demand in order to keep...

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The 2022 Energy Crisis: A Tipping Point for Clean Energy

The 2022 Energy Crisis: A Tipping Point for Clean Energy The global energy crisis of 2022 sent shockwaves in the energy markets. The crisis acted as a double-edged sword—on one hand, consumers felt the pinch of rising energy prices, but on the other hand, it became...

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Visualizing the 30 Largest U.S. Hydropower Plants

The 30 Largest Hydropower Plants in the U.S. Did you know that the largest power plant in the United States is hydroelectric? Hydropower is the second-largest source of U.S. renewable electricity generation and the largest source of power in seven different states....

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Visualizing the State of Climate Change

Visualizing the State of Climate Change The recent influx of wildfires, droughts, and hurricanes serves as a warning sign of the impact of climate change. In order to identify ways to mitigate the crisis, it’s important to understand the historical drivers and...

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The utility industry urgently needs to move towards a realistic system of carbon free solutions to meet the climate challenge facing the U.S., and the world.

NPUC is poised to lead the way with its thought leadership expertise, industry reach, and passion to transform existing industry practices.

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