Currently the largest electricity generating utility in the United States, American Electric Power (AEP) releases 175,000,000 tons of CO2 per year. AEP gets 90.41% of its energy from fossil fuel and 0.79% from renewable sources other than hydro. AEP plans to increase its reliance on Fossil fuels in the future.
American Electric Power has made over $1 billion in profit in the first three quarters of 2010; the company profited over $4.8 billion from 2006-2009. The CEO of AEP, Michael G Morris, makes $5.63 milllion annually.