Addressing climate change is the challenge of our time.

Calpine is answering the call.

At Calpine we believe clean energy must be dependable and affordable for EVERY consumer, even during high-demand periods. That is why we are investing in innovative solutions across the United States. We know that fighting climate change starts with clean energy and Calpine is rising to the occasion.

Powering America

76 power plants in operation or under construction across North America.

More highly efficient cogeneration plants than any other power generator in the nation.

Operates the biggest geothermal facility in the world – California’s largest single source of reliable, renewable power.

Active developer of cutting-edge carbon capture and energy storage projects.

What We Stand For

Economy-Wide Change to Limit Emissions

Calpine believes in an economy-wide approach to tackling climate change. To rapidly expand the role of intermittent sources like solar and wind, we must have backup capacity against blackouts and spikes in electricity costs that would make electric vehicles uneconomical, sap public support for renewable energy, and threaten our progress toward the nation’s climate goals. Our nation’s cleanest and most energy-efficient gas-fired power plants are ready to fill that need.

A Long-Overdue Price on Carbon

Adding a price on carbon creates a national, economy-wide carbon strategy which will spur competitive markets to produce the most cost effective and environmentally responsible solutions. We believe a market-based mechanism such as carbon pricing is necessary to ensure reliability and competitiveness within the marketplace.

Widespread Electrification 

Aggressive carbon emissions reduction requires sweeping electrification of sectors like transportation, which replaced power generation as the top source of emissions in 2016. We’ll need to double or even triple the nation’s electric generating capacity in order to run our cars and trucks and heat our homes and offices.

Acceleration of Renewables

Americans should not have to pick between reliable and affordable clean energy. We are committed to working on innovative solutions that will accelerate the country’s transition to clean energy. We operate the world’s largest geothermal facility and have invested in cutting-edge storage solutions to keep the power grid up and running during peak periods of use.

Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Calpine is a champion for Carbon capture and sequestration (CCUS) and supports policies that incentivize CCUS technology.

Support of the Paris Climate Agreement

We are making significant investments in innovation to encourage widespread adoption of clean and renewable energy nationwide. A net-zero future requires global cooperation starting at home, and that is why we back the Paris Climate Accord.

Updates

Jan 26, 2021

The Battle Lines are Forming in Biden’s Climate Push

As President Biden prepares on Wednesday to open an ambitious effort to confront climate change, powerful and surprising forces are arrayed at his back.

Jan 22, 2021

FERC Needs to Know That ‘Investor Confidence’ Matters

Competitive markets have proven their effectiveness in meeting cost and reliability goals, but some states are now eager to include additional attributes in their preferred resource selection criteria.

Oct 7, 2020

Reliable Power for a Low-Carbon Economy

There is widespread agreement that aggressive carbon emissions reduction will be achieved only through economy-wide change. This will require the sweeping electrification of transportation, industrial processes, and home and commercial heating.

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