Our Commitment to a Clean Energy Future

NorthWestern Energy commits to reduce the carbon intensity of its electric energy portfolio for Montana by 90% by 2045.
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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 Carbon Reduction Vision for Montana

A chart showing NorthWestern Energy's carbon reduction plan

Our Carbon Reduction Vision for Montana

Today, nearly 70% of the energy produced by NorthWestern Energy for Montana comes from renewable and carbon-free sources, including hydro, wind and solar.

This chart shows the significant reduction in carbon intensity we have achieved since 2010, as well as our vision for the future.

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.