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As we kick off the new year, it has become apparent that net-zero goals are moving even closer to
deadlines; 2030, 2040, and 2050 are rapidly approaching after all. The changing climate will continue to be a key aspect of life and policy, both domestically and globally. To gain insight, the National Public Utility Council has once again surveyed over 70 utility representatives to determine:

  • How the fight against climate change is going for electric utilities
  • How events from late 2021 have shaped utilities’ decisions in regards to their net-zero plans

Additional Resources

Visualized: The Price of Carbon Around the World

Visualized: The Price of Carbon Around the World

Visualized: The Price of Carbon Around the World  Only 1% of global emissions are priced high enough to meet the Paris Agreement’s temperature target in 2024. This chart, created in partnership with the National Public Utilities Council, shows carbon prices...

Visualized: Renewable Energy Capacity Through Time (2000–2023)

Visualized: Renewable Energy Capacity Through Time (2000–2023)

Visualized: Renewable Energy Capacity Through Time (2000–2023)  Global renewable energy capacity has grown by 415% since 2000, or a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4%. However, many large and wealthy regions, including the United States and Europe,...

The Rise in America’s Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Disasters

The Rise in America’s Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Disasters

The Rise in U.S. Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Disasters  Since 1980, there have been 383 extreme weather or climate disasters where the damages reached at least $1 billion. In total, these disasters have cost more than $2.7 trillion. Created in partnership with...

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.