ABSTRACT

U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the Electricity Sector: Factors, Trends, and Projections [January 7, 2019]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"This report examines recent trends in CO2 emissions from electricity generation and the factors that impact emission levels in that sector. The first section provides an overview of various sources of GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions in the United States. The second section discusses CO2 emissions from the electricity sector. The third section examines projections of CO2 emissions in the electric power sector, with a particular focus on the role of the 2015 CPP [Clean Power Plan] final rule and other factors. The final section provides some concluding observations."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45453
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Date:
2019-01-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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