In July 2014, the non-profit organization Ceres (http://www.ceres.org/) and Clean Edge, Inc. (http://cleanedge.com/) released “Benchmarking Utility Clean Energy Deployment,” a report that ranks the United States’ 32 largest electric-utility companies according to their current performance in energy efficiency and use of renewable power sources. Those are two of the four areas identified by the U.S. EPA as possible “building blocks” for states to carbon-emission reduction targets under the federal agency’s proposed regulation for existing power plants, which was announced in June 2014. (Please see the June 3, 2014, Grouper post for more information on EPA’s proposed regulation on carbon emissions from power plants.)
Among the companies assessed in the report are American Electric Power (AEP) and its subsidiary Appalachian Power and Dominion Resources, the largest electricity providers to Virginia.
The report is available online at http://www.ceres.org/resources/reports/benchmarking-utility-clean-energy-deployment-2014. Ceres’ July 24 news release on the report is available online at http://www.ceres.org/press/press-releases/first-of-its-kind-report-ranks-u.s.-electric-utility-companies2019-renewable-energy-energy-efficiency-performance. Contact Ceres at (617) 247-0700 or Clean Edge at (503) 493-8681.