Our Net Zero Vision

Over the past 100 years, NorthWestern Energy has maintained our commitment to provide customers with reliable and affordable electric and natural gas service while also being good stewards of the environment. We have responded to climate change, its implications and risks, by increasing our environmental sustainability efforts and our access to clean energy resources. But more must be done. We are committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

Advancing Clean Energy

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A message from our CEO

While staying true to our core responsibilities, we are also committing to achieve carbon neutrality in our electric and natural gas operations by 2050 – net zero carbon and methane emissions.  This will allow us to do our part, as a relatively small company serving a large and dynamic region, to help achieve the goal of limiting the global temperature increase to less than 2° Celsius (3.6° Fahrenheit).

Executive Summary

Our Clean Energy Vision and Goals

Over the past 100 years, NorthWestern Energy has maintained our commitment to provide customers with reliable and affordable electric and natural gas service while also being good stewards of the environment. We have responded to climate change, its implications and risks, by increasing our environmental sustainability efforts and our access to clean energy resources. But more must be done.

NorthWestern Energy’s Electric Emissions Reduction Plan

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NorthWestern Energy’s approach to serving our customers’ energy requirements reflects a carefully considered balance between customer affordability, reliability, and our commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. At times, decisions require tradeoffs or prioritizations in order to maintain regulatory compliance or meet expectations from our stakeholders.

NorthWestern Energy’s Natural Gas Emissions Reduction Plan

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NorthWestern Energy is committed to industry‑leading emission reductions across our operations and is setting the ambitious target of a net zero methane emission gas delivery system by 2050.

Market Considerations and Policies, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure

Forward-Looking Statements

Our Environmental, Social & Governance Sustainability

Learn more about how NorthWestern Energy is committed to focusing on Environmental, Social and Governance sustainability in providing safe and reliable energy.

Working Together to Create Sustainable Energy

NorthWestern Energy dedicates time and resources toward providing sustainable energy options for our customers. Wind generation, hydro generation, and solar generations are among the main project areas for sustainable energy.