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U.S. Power Sector Sees Impressive Carbon Emission Reductions Amid Natural Gas Growth

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The United States’ power sector has decreased carbon emissions by 32.2 percent and its carbon intensity by an impressive 33.7 percent since 2005, according to Carnegie Mellon University’s Power Sector Carbon Index, which looks at the carbon intensity of electricity production broken out by fiscal quarter. As the power sector continues to make significant progress in reducing emissions, the use of natural gas for power generation has skyrocketed, highlighting the critical role the resource plays in helping to reduce emissions and meet climate targets.

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