From: College of Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University
Published March 21, 2017 03:06 PM

Carnegie Mellon University Launches Carbon Emissions Index

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today announced the creation of a new index that will measure carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. electrical power generation sector. The Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index will track the environmental performance of U.S. power producers and compare current emissions to historical data collected nationwide for more than two decades. A quarterly press release will inform interested parties of power sector carbon emissions performance trends.  In addition, CMU will provide an online resource for a wide variety of power sector emissions data and forecasts.

"The Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index will provide a snapshot of critical data regarding energy production and environmental performance,” said Costa Samaras, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering CMU. “Launching the index during Carnegie Mellon’s Energy Week will expose the data to a wide range of industry leaders and should prompt a useful discussion about the progress being made by the power sector," confirmed Inês Azevedo, associate professor of engineering and public policy at CMU. 

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