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

Emissions in Oklahoma

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.


Oklahoma's climate pollution, by source
🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 24%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 5%

    Decarbonize Our Buildings

    🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 24%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 5%

    5% of Oklahoma'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 Oklahoma's 2.2 million buildings.

    In fact, 39% of buildings in Oklahoma are already fossil fuel free!

    That means we only need to electrify the remaining 1.3 million dirty buildings in Oklahoma. That's around 47,000 per year.

    Percent of Buildings electrifiedA chart showing the share of Buildings that have already been electrified and still based in fossil fuel.39.46% have been electrified, and the remaining 60.54% are fossil fuel based.Buildings ElectrifiedNot yet

    Electrifying all buildings cuts 5% of the pollution.

    🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 24%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 5%

    Decarbonize Our Transport

    🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 24%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 5%

    24% of Oklahoma'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 1.2 million vehicles in Oklahoma and 3,000 are already electric (0.3% of the total).

    We need to electrify (or replace) the remaining 1.2 million gas-powered vehicles. That's around 44,000 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 24% of the pollution.

    🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 24%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 5%

    Decarbonize Our Power

    🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 24%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 5%

    24% of Oklahoma'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 Oklahoma

    5 coal plants

    Name: Sooner
County: Noble
Megawatt Capacity: 2,088
Utility: Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co

    Sooner
    Noble County
    2,088 MW

    Name: Northeastern
County: Rogers
Megawatt Capacity: 1,951
Utility: Public Service Co of Oklahoma

    Northeastern
    Rogers County
    1,951 MW

    Name: Muskogee
County: Muskogee
Megawatt Capacity: 1,889
Utility: Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co

    Muskogee
    Muskogee County
    1,889 MW

    Name: Hugo
County: Choctaw
Megawatt Capacity: 1,196
Utility: Western Farmers Elec Coop, Inc

    Hugo
    Choctaw County
    1,196 MW

    Name: River Valley
County: Le Flore
Megawatt Capacity: 350
Utility: Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co

    River Valley
    Le Flore County
    350 MW

    29 gas plants

    Name: Grand River Dam Authority
County: Mayes
Megawatt Capacity: 1,734
Utility: Grand River Dam Authority

    Grand River Dam Authority
    Mayes County
    1,734 MW

    Name: Seminole (2956)
County: Seminole
Megawatt Capacity: 1,724
Utility: Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co

    Seminole (2956)
    Seminole County
    1,724 MW

    Name: Redbud Power Plant
County: Oklahoma
Megawatt Capacity: 1,434
Utility: Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co

    Redbud Power Plant
    Oklahoma County
    1,434 MW

    Name: Tenaska Kiamichi Generating Station
County: Pittsburg
Megawatt Capacity: 1,370
Utility: Kiowa Power Partners LLC

    Tenaska Kiamichi Generating Station
    Pittsburg County
    1,370 MW

    ...and 25 more

    6 oil plants

    Name: Boomer Lake Station
County: Payne
Megawatt Capacity: 29
Utility: Stillwater Utilities Authority

    Boomer Lake Station
    Payne County
    29 MW

    Name: Cushing
County: Payne
Megawatt Capacity: 25
Utility: City of Cushing - (OK)

    Cushing
    Payne County
    25 MW

    Name: Pawhuska
County: Osage
Megawatt Capacity: 9
Utility: City of Pawhuska - (OK)

    Pawhuska
    Osage County
    9 MW

    Name: Cana Gas Processing Plant
County: Canadian
Megawatt Capacity: 8
Utility: EnLink Midstream Services, LLC

    Cana Gas Processing Plant
    Canadian County
    8 MW

    Name: Laverne Diesel Generating Plant
County: Harper
Megawatt Capacity: 4
Utility: Town of Laverne - (OK)

    Laverne Diesel Generating Plant
    Harper County
    4 MW

    Name: Stillwater Water Treatment Plant
County: Payne
Megawatt Capacity: 2
Utility: Stillwater Utilities Authority

    Stillwater Water Treatment Plant
    Payne 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 5,000 Megawatts of wind power and 5,000 Megawatts of solar power.

    Since Oklahoma already has 4,000 Megawatts of wind and 15 Megawatts of solar, that's 5,000 Megawatts of wind power we need to build and 5,000 Megawatts of solar power. That's around 32 Megawatts of wind power and 192 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 40.5% of the way to what we need to be carbon neutral by 2050.MWs of targetGeneration Built

    Decarbonizing all dirty power cuts 24% of the pollution.

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

    🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 24%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 5%

    Other Emissions

    🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 24%🚗 Transport: 24%🏠 Buildings: 5%

    The last 47% of Oklahoma'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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