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The 2023 Utility Decarbonization Report is Here.

Seeing Opportunity.

The State of Decarbonization Told Through Data.

Powering Progress.

The NPUC is Forging a Path to a Carbon-Free Energy Future.

Download The 2023 Decarbonization Report

The second Annual Utility Decarbonization Report is here, ranking the decarbonization efforts of the top 47 US IOUs.  In collaboration with Visual Capitalist, the NPUC developed the Decarbonization Report, to serve as a comprehensive benchmark for public utilities that will drive the energy transition forward. The report provides utilities,  investors, and customers a data-driven snapshot of the state of clean energy transition among U.S. utilities.


Navigating the Energy Transition, Together.



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.



The Decarbonization Channel

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

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



Visual Capitalist

Gridlock: Visualizing the U.S. Clean Energy Backlog

Gridlock: Visualizing the U.S. Clean Energy Backlog The U.S. has almost 2 million megawatts (MW) of solar, wind, and storage capacity on hold in interconnection queues, seeking connection to the electrical grid. However, the lack of transmission infrastructure, in...

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Visualized: Carbon Pricing Initiatives in North America

Visualized: Carbon Pricing Initiatives in North America Carbon pricing mechanisms are a vital component of an effective emissions reduction strategy. But these initiatives currently cover just 15% of total North American carbon emissions. To discover which...

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Ranked: The Cheapest Sources of Electricity in the U.S.

Ranked: The Cheapest Sources of Electricity in the U.S. In 2022, the U.S. electricity sector’s reliance on fossil fuels resulted in a staggering 1,539 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. With the urgent need to decarbonize, however, the question remains: can the...

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Tracking U.S. Electrification, by Sector

Tracking U.S. Electrification, by Sector Electrification refers to the process of replacing systems that run on fossil fuels with those powered by electricity. Electrification can take different forms for each economic sector. For example, in transportation,...

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Visualizing Clean Energy and Emissions Goals by State

Visualized: Clean Energy and Emissions Goals by State In its Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement, the U.S. set a target of reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030, as well as achieving 100% carbon-free...

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Our Why

The utilities industry urgently needs to decarbonize to address climate change. Through thought leadership and industry engagement, the NPUC is leading the way.


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