Our Commitment to a Clean Energy Future

Responsible Operations

Adding Electric Vehicles To Our Fleet

NorthWestern Energy will replace 30% of our production light-duty class vehicles (cars through half-ton trucks) with electric alternatives by 2030. This will include replacing approximately 100 vehicles with battery electric vehicles and plug-in electric hybrids.

Our Environment issue of Bright magazine

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Our Environment issue of Bright magazine

We work to balance the need to provide reliable energy at a low cost while also protecting the environment. Our Environment issue of Bright highlights our many environmental stewardship projects.

Interesting facts from Edison Electric Institutes annual factsheet:

  • As of year-end 2019, the electric power industry’s carbon dioxide emissions were 33% below 2005 levels.
  • Almost 40% of the electricity in the United States is generated by carbon-free resources (e.g., nuclear, wind, hydro, and solar). NorthWestern Energy has already surpassed that percentage, with 65% of its electric generation coming from carbon-free resources.
  • Carbon emissions for the electric power industry are now 15% below transportation sector emissions.

Download Edison Electric Institutes Annual Clean Energy Factsheet

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Edison Electric Institute released its annual clean energy factsheet, Electric Companies Are Committed to a Clean Energy Future: 10 Things You Should Know.

Our Net Zero Vision

While staying true to our core responsibilities, we are also committing to achieve carbon neutrality in our electric and natural gas operations by 2050.