To get to zero by 2050, Indiana must cut climate pollution by
8.4 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent a year.

Emissions in Indiana

Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) emissions

Note: Grey area indicates missing data due to processing delays.

This is how we're going to do it.


Indiana's climate pollution, by source
🏭 Other: 38%🔌 Power: 37%🚗 Transport: 18%🏠 Buildings: 6%

    Decarbonize Our Buildings

    🏭 Other: 38%🔌 Power: 37%🚗 Transport: 18%🏠 Buildings: 6%

    6% of Indiana's climate pollution comes from buildings.

    We burn fossil fuels to heat our air, water, and food.

    To cut this pollution...

    Let's electrify our heat!

    We'll replace...

    ...in all of Indiana's 3.4 million buildings.

    In fact, 32% of buildings in Indiana are already fossil fuel free!

    That means we only need to electrify the remaining 2.3 million dirty buildings in Indiana. That's around 83,000 per year.

    Percent of Buildings electrifiedA chart showing the share of Buildings that have already been electrified and still based in fossil fuel.31.53% have been electrified, and the remaining 68.47% are fossil fuel based.Buildings ElectrifiedNot yet

    Electrifying all buildings cuts 6% of the pollution.

    🏭 Other: 38%🔌 Power: 37%🚗 Transport: 18%🏠 Buildings: 6%

    Decarbonize Our Transport

    🏭 Other: 38%🔌 Power: 37%🚗 Transport: 18%🏠 Buildings: 6%

    18% of Indiana's pollution comes from cars, trucks, trains, and planes.

    But mostly from cars.

    To cut this pollution,

    your next car must be electric.

    Or consider going car-free with public transit, bikes/e-bikes, car share, or other alternatives!

    There are 2.1 million vehicles in Indiana and 7,000 are already electric (0.3% of the total).

    We need to electrify (or replace) the remaining 2.1 million gas-powered vehicles. That's around 76,000 a year.

    Percent of Vehicles electrifiedA chart showing the share of Vehicles that have already been electrified and still based in fossil fuel.0.3% have been electrified, and the remaining 99.7% are fossil fuel based.Vehicles ElectrifiedNot yet

    Electrifying all transportation cuts 18% of the pollution.

    🏭 Other: 38%🔌 Power: 37%🚗 Transport: 18%🏠 Buildings: 6%

    Decarbonize Our Power

    🏭 Other: 38%🔌 Power: 37%🚗 Transport: 18%🏠 Buildings: 6%

    37% of Indiana's pollution comes from burning coal, gas, and oil to make power.

    Dirty power plant

    To cut this pollution...

    Put solar panels on your roof!

    Then, we'll replace all fossil fuel power plants with solar and wind farms.

    We need to replace dirty power plants with clean ones (mostly wind and solar)

    ...and find good jobs for those workers.

    Current Fossil Fuel Power Plants in Indiana

    14 coal plants

    Name: Gibson
County: Gibson
Megawatt Capacity: 3,340
Utility: Duke Energy Indiana, LLC

    Gibson
    Gibson County
    3,340 MW

    Name: Rockport
County: Spencer
Megawatt Capacity: 2,600
Utility: Indiana Michigan Power Co

    Rockport
    Spencer County
    2,600 MW

    Name: R M Schahfer Generating Station
County: Jasper
Megawatt Capacity: 2,201
Utility: Northern Indiana Pub Serv Co

    R M Schahfer Generating Station
    Jasper County
    2,201 MW

    Name: IPL - Petersburg Generating Station
County: Pike
Megawatt Capacity: 2,155
Utility: Indianapolis Power & Light Co

    IPL - Petersburg Generating Station
    Pike County
    2,155 MW

    Name: Clifty Creek
County: Jefferson
Megawatt Capacity: 1,304
Utility: Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp

    Clifty Creek
    Jefferson County
    1,304 MW

    Name: Cayuga
County: Vermillion
Megawatt Capacity: 1,185
Utility: Duke Energy Indiana, LLC

    Cayuga
    Vermillion County
    1,185 MW

    Name: Merom
County: Sullivan
Megawatt Capacity: 1,080
Utility: Hoosier Energy R E C, Inc

    Merom
    Sullivan County
    1,080 MW

    Name: Edwardsport Generating Station
County: Knox
Megawatt Capacity: 949
Utility: Duke Energy Indiana, LLC

    Edwardsport Generating Station
    Knox County
    949 MW

    Name: Alcoa Allowance Management Inc
County: Warrick
Megawatt Capacity: 823
Utility: AGC Division of APG Inc

    Alcoa Allowance Management Inc
    Warrick County
    823 MW

    Name: A B Brown Generating Station
County: Posey
Megawatt Capacity: 707
Utility: Southern Indiana Gas & Elec Co

    A B Brown Generating Station
    Posey County
    707 MW

    Name: Michigan City Generating Station
County: LaPorte
Megawatt Capacity: 680
Utility: Northern Indiana Pub Serv Co

    Michigan City Generating Station
    LaPorte County
    680 MW

    Name: R Gallagher
County: Floyd
Megawatt Capacity: 600
Utility: Duke Energy Indiana, LLC

    R Gallagher
    Floyd County
    600 MW

    Name: F B Culley Generating Station
County: Warrick
Megawatt Capacity: 415
Utility: Southern Indiana Gas & Elec Co

    F B Culley Generating Station
    Warrick County
    415 MW

    Name: Whitewater Valley
County: Wayne
Megawatt Capacity: 94
Utility: City of Richmond - (IN)

    Whitewater Valley
    Wayne County
    94 MW

    29 gas plants

    Name: St. Joseph Energy Center LLC
County: St Joseph
Megawatt Capacity: 2,186
Utility: St Joseph Energy Center LLC

    St. Joseph Energy Center LLC
    St Joseph County
    2,186 MW

    Name: Lawrenceburg Energy Facility
County: Dearborn
Megawatt Capacity: 1,232
Utility: Lawrenceburg Power, LLC

    Lawrenceburg Energy Facility
    Dearborn County
    1,232 MW

    Name: IPL - Harding Street Station (EW Stout)
County: Marion
Megawatt Capacity: 1,178
Utility: Indianapolis Power & Light Co

    IPL - Harding Street Station (EW Stout)
    Marion County
    1,178 MW

    Name: Sugar Creek Generating Station
County: Vigo
Megawatt Capacity: 1,128
Utility: Northern Indiana Pub Serv Co

    Sugar Creek Generating Station
    Vigo County
    1,128 MW

    ...and 25 more

    2 oil plants

    Name: Hendricks Regional Health
County: Hendricks
Megawatt Capacity: 4
Utility: Hendricks Regional Health

    Hendricks Regional Health
    Hendricks County
    4 MW

    Name: Hurricane Creek Lift Station
County: Johnson
Megawatt Capacity: 2
Utility: Johnson County Rural E M C

    Hurricane Creek Lift Station
    Johnson County
    2 MW

    But wait!

    It's not enough to replace our power plants with wind and solar farms.

    To power our electric cars and buildings, we need two times the electricity we have today.

    In all, we'll need to build 9,000 Megawatts of wind power and 10,000 Megawatts of solar power.

    Since Indiana already has 902 Megawatts of wind and 101 Megawatts of solar, that's 10,000 Megawatts of wind power we need to build and 10,000 Megawatts of solar power. That's around 301 Megawatts of wind power and 351 Megawatts of solar power a year.

    Percent of needed targetGeneration builtA chart showing the share of Solar and Wind capacity that has already been installed and rest to be installed. We are 6% of the way to what we need to be carbon neutral by 2050.MWs of targetGeneration Built

    Decarbonizing all dirty power cuts 37% of the pollution.

    And gives us zero-emissions power we need to eliminate pollution from buildings and cars!

    🏭 Other: 38%🔌 Power: 37%🚗 Transport: 18%🏠 Buildings: 6%

    Other Emissions

    🏭 Other: 38%🔌 Power: 37%🚗 Transport: 18%🏠 Buildings: 6%

    The last 38% of Indiana's climate pollution comes from other sources...

    This includes farming, landfills, industry, and leaks from gas pipelines.

    There's no one solution to solve these problems, but there are lots of great ideas:

    • No-till farming to keep CO2 in the soil
    • Capturing methane leaks from landfills
    • Capturing CO2 to make emissions-free concrete
    • Burning green hydrogen to make emissions-free steel
    • Plugging methane leaks from gas pipelines

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