Carbon Pollution Rate for the Electricity Sector (fossil fuel sources only)

This graph displays annual CO2 emissions from the electric power sector divided by megawatt hours of electricity generated from fossil-fuel fired electricity-generating resources only (i.e., coal, natural gas), expressed in pounds CO2 emitted per megawatt hour of electricity generated (lbs CO2 / MWh).

Hover over a data point below to view the rate of carbon pollution emitted from the electricity sector in any given year. To temporarily remove a jurisdiction from the graph, click on the jurisdiction's name in the key below.

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Source: EIA, 2018.

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50 States Comparison Scatterplot

Compare states using two sets of criteria. Hover over a state's data point to see how they compare to other states in the chosen criteria.

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