Climate change is an important global challenge that is transforming the energy industry. Energy is essential to powering our daily lives and the ways we get information and share knowledge. The majority of scientists agree that the increased rate of change of earth’s climate relates to rising greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere as a result of human activity.
Avista has a legacy of innovation in renewable energy, and today we have one of the lowest carbon footprints of all utilities in the United States. The latest report of the National Resources Defense Council, "Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States," has ranked Avista among the cleanest utilities in the country when it comes to greenhouse gases.
Society’s response to climate change will greatly affect our customers and the prices paid for energy in the future. We are actively participating in discussions at the federal, state, and local levels to help shape our energy future and continue to build the vitality of the communities that we serve.
Learn more about our environmental stewardship.