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Northwest Carbon Footprint Is Low and Getting Lower
The electricity sector is the primary source of carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S., followed closely by the transportation sector. Together, they account for close to 70 percent of the nation’s emissions.

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Northwest Carbon Footprint Is Low and Getting Lower

The electricity sector is the primary source of carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S., followed closely by the transportation sector. Together, they account for close to 70 percent of the nation’s emissions.


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Flat Loads
For Northwest utilities, income from power sales and the rates charged per kilowatt-hour grew by more than 3 percent per year over the last 10 years, but customer bills grew just 1 percent per year thanks largely to warm weather and energy efficiency, both of which reduce demand for power.

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Flat Loads

For Northwest utilities, income from power sales and the rates charged per kilowatt-hour grew by more than 3 percent per year over the last 10 years, but customer bills grew just 1 percent per year thanks largely to warm weather and energy efficiency, both of which reduce demand for power.





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