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Electric Companies Are Committed to a Clean Energy Future: 10 Things You Should Know
April 2019
Electric companies are committed to investing in a clean energy future.  In 2018, more than one-third of all electricity generated nationwide came from zero-emission sources like nuclear, hydropower, wind, and solar.  Carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation were 27 percent below 2005 levels at the end of 2018. Investments in wind and solar energy accounted for 50 percent of all electricity capacity additions in the U.S. between 2014 and 2018.   
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Energy Efficiency Trends in the Electric Power Industry (2008-2017)
March 2019
As of year-end 2017, electric company customer-funded energy efficiency programs saved 198 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity, and avoided the generation of 147 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. In 2017, energy efficiency programs saved enough electricity to power 22 million U.S. homes for one year.
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