Climate Goals

Greenhouse gas reduction goals

Here in Oregon, we are seeing, feeling and experiencing the impacts of climate change, and we recognize the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Clean electricity is at the center of an emissions-free future, and we know our customers — families, individuals, businesses large and small, and the communities where we live — expect us to reduce our emissions. And we will. We were excited to be part of a broad coalition supporting the passage of a new Oregon state law (HB 2021) establishing an electric sector decarbonization framework in line with our goals and are looking forward to bringing it to life.

By 2030:

At least an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from power served to customers

By 2040:

Zero greenhouse gas emissions from power served to customers

By 2040:

Net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our company operations

How will we get there?

To meet our 2040 goals of zero emissions from the power we serve customers and net zero emissions across our company, we'll transform every part of our business: from the power we supply to our customers, to the vehicles we drive, to the materials we purchase, to how we operate our buildings.

Along the way, we will continue to keep electricity reliable and affordable. We're confident that, working together with our customers and communities, we will reduce emissions and continue building Oregon's clean energy future.

Let's meet the future together

2040 is right around the corner. We look forward to continuing our partnership with you, our customers and the communities we serve, to meet – and beat – the challenges ahead.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the power we serve our customers by at least 80% by 2030.¹

We know our customers and communities want to use clean energy, which is why we’re committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the power we supply to customers by at least 80% by 2030. Ending operations at coal plants, like the one we closed in Boardman, Oregon – adding more renewable generating facilities through wind and solar, as well as battery storage, like our new Wheatridge facility, will help us get there.

Zero greenhouse gas emissions from the power we serve to our customers by 2040.

We were excited to be part of a broad coalition supporting the new Oregon law – HB 2021 – requiring zero greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity we serve customers by 2040. Reaching that goal will require technology advancements to fully eliminate emissions from our power supply, and we are working with key industry partners to advance the technologies PGE and other utilities will need to achieve these targets.

Net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our internal operations.

Our company operations goal means finding ways to reduce emissions in every part of our business. And with transportation accounting for 40% of Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions, one way we’ll make progress is through electrifying more than 60% of our fleet by 2030, including 100% of our Class 1 vehicles like sedans, SUVs, and small pickups, as well as forklifts, by 2025.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in your energy choices.

PGE customers are already #1 in the nation in choosing our current renewable energy programs, but we know many customers want to move further, faster. We will continue to create new, innovative programs that offer a variety of choices to customers looking for clean, green energy options to power their homes and businesses.

Sustainability reporting

We are leading the way to cleaner energy for Oregon’s future and committed to transparent reporting on our progress. We have shared data about our operations and impact as part of our sustainability reporting since 2013.

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¹ Below baseline period, defined in HB 2021 as the average annual GHG emissions for 2010, 2011 and 2012 associated with the electricity sold to retail electricity consumers as reported to DEQ.