World leaders convened in Glasgow, Scotland, from October 31 – November 12, 2021 for the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, six years after the Paris Agreement established a global framework to tackle climate change. EEI member company executives joined the U.S. delegation and environmental leaders to highlight the leadership of U.S. electric companies in reducing carbon emissions and the vital role that reliable, affordable, secure, and resilient clean energy plays in achieving net-zero emissions across the U.S. economy.

The track record of America’s electric companies over the past decade, together with our trajectory of continuing emissions reductions, shows that we are truly committed to getting the energy we provide as clean as we can as fast as we can, without compromising on the reliability and affordability that are essential to the customers and communities we serve. We are proud to be leading the way in deploying renewables and other clean energy technologies, in supporting the development of new, affordable, 24/7 carbon-free technologies, and in investing in the infrastructure needed to electrify the transportation sector.

COP26 Events

Following are some of the official COP26 events that EEI’s delegation will be participating in.

Racing to Zero: Building Tomorrow’s Technologies Today
The Climate Registry/Climate Action Reserve Pavilion
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Panel Recording

America’s Electric Companies: Aiming for Net-Zero
U.S. Center Pavilion
Friday, November 5, 2021
Panel Recording

Driving Progress: Advancing Sustainable Transportation
U.S. Climate Action Center at the WWF/America Is All In Pavilion
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Panel Recording

From Pledges to Progress: Decarbonizing Today to Meet Tomorrow’s Ambition
International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) Business Hub Pavilion
Monday, November 8, 2021
Panel Recording

Clean Energy Facts

Leading a Clean Energy Transformation

Nearly 50 EEI member companies already have announced long-term carbon reduction goals, including 35 companies that are targeting net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner. Select a state to learn more about your electric company’s clean energy commitment and clean energy projects.


Event Highlights