Investor-owned utilities in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic are stepping up plans to invest in cleaner energy and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Despite indications that the Trump administration will eventually repeal the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, several utilities have nonetheless announced plans to significantly reduce their carbon footprint. The include:
- Dominion Energy, which has unveiled a plan it contends will cut carbon emissions of a typical residential customer by as much as 46 percent between 2007 and 2027.
- Duke Energy, which will invest $11 billion to generate cleaner energy through renewables and natural gas over the next 10 years.
- Southern Co., whose executives have indicated the company will lay “big bets” on renewable energy and gas infrastructure.