Renewable energy is naturally low-emission or emission-free. AVANGRID’s CO2 emissions intensity in 2017 was 53g CO2/ kWh; just 12% of the U.S. average of 454g CO2/kWh*. The 15,738 GWh of electricity AVANGRID generated from renewable sources in 2017 allowed our customers to avoid 7.93 million metric tons of CO2. This is roughly the equivalent of taking 1.7 million cars off the road for one year.
AVANGRID is increasingly eco-efficient due to production technologies that cause fewer emissions and reduced consumption of fuels, energy, water and other materials. We follow several guiding principles:
- Support for Biodiversity
- Rational Water Usage
- Energy Efficiency
* The environmental and green attributes attributable to the electric generation from the Avangrid Renewables’ facilities have been or likely will be sold or transferred to third parties, who are solely entitled to the reporting and other rights to all renewable energy credits, emissions reductions, offsets, allowances and the avoided emissions of greenhouse gas pollutants, collectively environmental attributes. Avangrid Renewables is not claiming ownership of any environmental attributes from its renewable generation fleet for any purpose, including compliance with any federal or state law or reporting to any federal or state agency, or any other present or future federal, state, local, international, foreign, or voluntary renewable energy, emission reduction, or emissions trading program.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2017 figures.