Puget Sound Energy recently announced its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by 50 percent by 2040.
The company has developed a measurable plan to achieve this goal while ensuring the company can continue to meet customer needs. This plan prioritizes a transition from coal, new product and resource development, and cleaner transportation in Washington.
PSE’s carbon-reduction plan includes:
· Transition from coal: With the retirement of Colstrip Units 1 and 2 by July 2022 and the shutdown of Centralia Power Plant in 2025, PSE will be nearly 90 percent clean.
· New product and resources: PSE will build on the popularity of programs like “Green Direct” that allow large-scale customers to subscribe to renewable energy projects.
· Cleaner transportation: With 43 percent of carbon emissions in Washington coming from transportation, PSE aims to accelerate the growth and adoption of electric vehicles, and invest in of cleaner alternatives to diesel and other fuels.
for commercial and industrial uses to ensure buses, ships, ferries and trains can be as green as possible.