26 Jul '14, 4pm

Report Ranks U.S. Utilities' Renewables, Energy Efficiency Performance

Report Ranks U.S. Utilities' Renewables, Energy Efficiency Performance

Many U.S. electric utilities are deploying lower-carbon fuel sources, with state policies a key driver in that performance. So says a new report co-produced by Boston-based advocacy group Ceres and San Francisco-based market research firm Clean Edge. However, there is variability in performance even among utilities operating in the same states. Five of the 32 companies included in the report accounted for nearly 54% of renewable energy sales. According to the report, which ranks the 32 largest electric utility holding companies - representing about 68% of U.S. retail electricity sales in 2012 - NV Energy, Xcel, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Sempra and Edison International were found to rank the highest for renewable energy sales, with renewable resources accounting for about 17% to 21% of their retail electricity sales in 2012. Southern Co., SCANA, Dominion, AES and Ent...

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