At Duke Energy, we’re taking action to address climate change while continuing to deliver affordable, reliable, increasingly clean energy.
We've set ambitious goals, striving toward at least a 50% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation in 2030 on the way to net-zero CO2 by 2050. We’re moving aggressively to make these goals a reality. Our company is fully focused, working together to accelerate execution of our clean energy strategy.
And that strategy cannot be achieved without nuclear power. Duke Energy’s nuclear fleet, which powers more than 8 million homes across the Carolinas, plays a significant role in the clean energy transformation. Duke Energy’s nuclear plants provided more than 83% of the company’s carbon-free generation in 2021, and the company remains committed to renewing the operating licenses of all 11 reactors it operates so they can safely and reliably operate for decades to come.