AEP to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 80 Percent, Add 8,360 MW in Renewables

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AEP unveiled an ambitious clean energy strategy that calls for drastically reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by adding nearly 8.4 GW of renewable energy. Specifically, AEP’s goals are to lower emissions by 60 percent from 2000 levels by 2030 and 80 percent from 2000 levels by 2050. A large part of that reduction will come through the addition of 3,065 MW of solar generation and 5,295 MW of wind generation by 2030. The single-largest addition will be the $4.5 billion, 2 GW Wind Catcher Energy Connection project currently seeking regulator approval in Oklahoma.

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CHE Power Structures Corp. (CHE) develops kitted, high powered, architecturally beautiful, building integrated solar-PV (BIPV) home roof kits and solar power structures such as BIPV garages and accessory buildings. All CHE products can be secured to the property and mortgage financed, allowing homeowners to replace electricity payments with home equity investments for economically viable ownership of a residential PV generation asset. CHE is the exclusive Canadian partner of L’Institut de Recherche Fondamentale en Technologies Solaires (IRFTS), Europe’s leading BIPV provider with over 60,000 projects in 15 different countries.

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