U.S. states, municipalities, utilities, and corporations have made significant progress toward a fossil-free future by advancing energy efficiency and clean energy. In fact, 1 in 3 people in the United States now live in a state or city transitioning to 100 percent clean electricity. That astonishing number doesn’t even include the millions of households and businesses served by utilities that have voluntarily committed to providing 100 percent emissions-free energy or those living in communities with other ambitious climate targets.
This positive evolution is abundantly visible in our interactive and explanatory tool, “Race to 100% Clean.” In this Story Map, we’ve broken it down by state renewable portfolio standards, state emissions reduction pledges, state energy efficiency resource standards, municipal clean energy commitments, utility emissions reduction targets, and corporate power purchase agreements.
Scroll through the maps and text to see how far we’ve come on clean energy and to learn more about the climate and clean energy commitments made to date.
Last updated: February 13, 2020.