Entergy is a global energy company with power production, distribution operations, and related diversified services. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The company’s business segments are utility and non-utility nuclear. It also operates a non-nuclear wholesale assets business. The company is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana.
CEO: Leo Denault; Revenues: $11.27 Billion; Employees: 14,958 (2010).
Climate Change Targets
Entergy is in the fourth year of a second voluntary five-year commitment to stabilize our greenhouse gas emissions, which aims to stabilize CO2 emissions from 2006 to 2010 at 20 percent below year 2000 levels. Since Entergy’s first stabilization commitment in 2001, the company has emitted 364.6 million tons of CO2, which is 16.4 percent below their cumulative stabilization goal for the nine-year period.
Statements on Climate Change
“For nearly 10 years, Entergy has been at the forefront of the climate change debate. And that most certainly is not by chance. As an organization, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and promoting the adoption of effective, efficient and equitable policies to address climate change. We adamantly believe the U.S. must lead through action and must start now on multiple efforts to address climate change. Without a price on carbon emissions, we use too much fossil fuel and spend too little time and effort on ways to clean up our emissions or replace the technology as its useful life ends with either other cleaner fuels or ways to get the heat content out of carbon-based fuel.”
Wayne Leonard's Speeches and Presentations on Climate Change
12/09/2009 - Confronting Climate Change - Clinton School of Public Service (Video)
10/08/2009 - Bipartisan Policy Center Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Forum (Video)
10/07/2009 - Remarks at the White House Clean Energy Economy Forum
06/19/2009 - Remarks on the release of an MIT Energy Initiative Report on Retrofitting Existing Coal Plants
Technology Solutions (C2ES's Climate Techbook Factsheets)
Natural Gas (C2ES Factsheet, Company Web Site)
Nuclear Power (C2ES Factsheet, Company Web Site)
Residential End-Use Efficiency (C2ES Factsheet, Company Web Site)
Relevant Links: Entergy Company Web Site, Entergy Environment Web Site, Entergy Sustainability Report