Our Initiatives

We’re driven by our ongoing commitment to protect the environment, promote public health and safety, and create lasting value in the communities where we live and work.

We invite you to learn more about FirstEnergy's commitment to a cleaner energy future, which is reflected in the the way we operate our facilities and our support of conservation programs. 

Cleaner Energy Resources

FirstEnergy has set an aggressive goal of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by at least 90 percent below 2005 levels by 2045, building on the 25 percent reduction in CO2 emissions already achieved across the company’s footprint. Actions planned to reduce CO2 emissions include: 

  • Providing significant funding for energy efficiency and weatherization programs for low-income customers.
  • Encouraging the development of storage technologies that support more widespread use of intermittent generation sources.
  • Collaborating with the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, one of several regional partnerships established by the Department of Energy (DOE).
  • Supporting afforestation — growing forests on non-forested land — and other efforts designed to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
  • Supporting research and testing of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) with EPRI. PEVs show great promise for improving air quality and reducing both greenhouse gas emissions and our dependence on foreign oil. With the help of test groups of customers who are driving PEVs, we are evaluating the impact of this technology on the electric grid.
  • Participating in a collaborative effort to evaluate the relationship between reducing fertilizer usage in agricultural crop production and reducing nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions.

Waste Minimization Program

FirstEnergy has a long-term commitment to waste minimization, source reduction and environmentally sound recycling. An effective waste minimization program helps protect the environment, and has a positive economic value for FirstEnergy. Read more about:


Across our service territory, FirstEnergy supports efforts to protect natural habitats and resources.
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Last Modified: September 4, 2018