To fight global warming and to reduce human footprint on environment are priorities.
As of today, coal accounts for 39% of all electricity generation, natural gas for 27%, nuclear power for 19% and renewable energy sources for 12%, including hydropower. About one-third, 170GW, of the existing fossil-fuel fleet in the United States is projected to be retired by 2040: demand to rise by 29% by 2040 and scheduled retirements will require new clean supply before the end of the decade.
The key challenge is to provide the energy people need while protecting the environment. Success depends on reducing CO2 emissions and increasing energy efficiency through investments in infrastructures and services, from generation to distribution.
EDF, as a global recognized expertise in providing low-carbon long-term solutions both from generation to end user energy services, has the necessary experience and culture to help the US to meet energy challenges, today and tomorrow.
Through its subsidiaries which spread their activities across North-America, EDF invests in clean energy generation technology, energy services and high level research to participate to the United States’ effort to remain at the vanguard of new energy technologies.