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CO2 emission rate of leading power producers in the United States 2018

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emission rate of leading privately/investor owned power producers in the United States in 2018 (in pounds per megawatt hour)*

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July 2020


United States

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*"Privately/investor owned” power producers include investor owned, privately held, and foreign owned corporations. This chart does not show public power producers (federal power authorities, state power authorities, municipalities, power districts) or cooperatives. Based on emissions information of power producers, not distribution utilities that deliver electricity to customers

Emission rate (lbs/MWh):
Average pounds of pollutant (e.g., CO2, SO2, NOx) emitted for each megawatt-hour of electricity generation in a region

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