Xcel Energy carbon emissions targets and limiting warming to less than 2 degrees C
Reports & Briefs
December 31, 2019
O'Neill, B. C. & Hedden, S. (2019). Xcel Energy carbon emissions targets and limiting warming to less than 2 degrees C. Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, University of Denver, Denver, CO.
Then Director of Research Brian O'Neill and former Pardee Center Lead System Administrator Steve Hedden published a report evaluating Xcel Energy's goals for carbon emissions reductions. Their findings, which are incorporated in Xcel Energy's own report outlining their goals, conclude that the company's aims of reducing emissions 80% by 2030 and delivering carbon-free electricity by 2050 are consistent with targets in the Paris Climate Agreement to limit warming to 2 degrees C or less.