Addressing climate change is a corporate and policy priority at NRG. NRG realizes that society can only achieve the emission reductions needed to avoid climate change by quickly developing and deploying low-greenhouse gas technology in the power and transportation industries, and other sectors worldwide.
We believe a U.S. clean energy standard starting in 2025, preceded by a renewable energy standard running from 2015-2025, promoting President Obama's goal of generating 80% of America's electricity from clean energy sources by 2035 will lead America to the greenhouse gas emissions reductions necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change. This policy will jump start the adoption of CO2 capture and sequestration, nuclear, promising renewables, high efficiency natural gas generation and other technologies. We are tireless advocates for sustainable energy and are tailoring the future development of our portfolio for success in a carbon-constrained world.
We also believe that common sense—and frequently low cost—policies supporting the adoption of electric vehicles will act as a tremendous tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A potential EV revolution represents a critical opportunity to reduce emissions from the transportation sector and drive Americans' demand for clean energy technologies to power their EVs, all while having the added side benefit of reducing our dependence on foreign oil.
Washington, D.C., certainly has a role in supporting America's clean energy future and we remain committed in promoting smart energy policies. However, we also believe the American consumer is on an irreversible and irresistible drive toward sustainability and will do everything in our power to advocate for this bottom-up solution to climate change by working to provide all Americans with an affordable and clean choice—what we call the smart choice—for their energy.