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The Power Sector Carbon Index provides an estimate of the carbon dioxide intensity of the U.S. power sector using publicly available data sources. The most current information and all index charts are available at The analysis code and data are available for download at The Power Sector Carbon Index was created by researchers in Carnegie Mellon University’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.


Recommended Citation: Schivley, G., Goldstein, A., Samaras, C., Azevedo, I.L., Zhai, H. Matthews, H.S. Power Sector Carbon Index: Data, Sources, and Methods. Version 1.0, March 2017, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.