AEP CEO: We’re Moving to a Clean Energy Economy, Regardless of Trump’s Paris Accord Withdrawal

By [email protected] President Trump said he’s pulling America out of the Paris climate accords because the deal was bad for business. Business leaders have other ideas.

Over the weekend, American Electric Power — a utility that produces more coal electricity than any other U.S. power company — strongly affirmed the clean energy transition.

Coal’s market share is changing for several reasons, AEP President and CEO Nicholas Akins told NPR this weekend.

“Our investors certainly expect us to really focus on sustainability and de-risk our business,” he said. “So we continue to focus on that. Secondly, from a customer standpoint, there’s an expectation that we

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