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Power Sector Carbon Index

The Power Sector Carbon Index, which is a partnership with Mitsubishi Power, is an initiative of the Scott Institute created to track the progress of the United States’ transition to cleaner electricity generation. The index represents a ratio of all the carbon emissions created by electricity generation in comparison to the total amount of electricity generated during that period. The project uses public data to create monthly, quarterly, and yearly values, illustrating changes in the carbon intensity of US electricity generation over time.

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