Energy transition in the U.S. - the path to net-zero electricity by 2035

A Statista DossierPlus on the progress and challenges of decarbonizing the U.S. power grid


The size of U.S. emissions

  • Leading carbon emitters worldwide
  • U.S. emissions historical development
  • The role of the power sector

The power sector’s status quo
  • Electricity generation by source
  • Fossil fuels
  • Nuclear capacity
  • Renewable sources and storage

Decarbonization outlook
  • Renewables development
  • Planned capacity additions
  • Scheduled capacity retirements
  • The IRA effect

Challenges and setbacks
  • Transmission infrastructure
  • Tariffs
  • Government support

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