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Yesterday during Carnegie Mellon Energy Week, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) Americas President & CEO Paul Browning unveiled the initial results of a new Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) index measuring carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. electrical power generation sector. The Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index found that U.S. power producers had cut carbon dioxide emissions intensity by 24 percent since 2005.
"The Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index highlights what is taking place in the industry as older, inefficient coal-fired power plants have been replaced with renewables and highly efficient natural gas power plants," Browning said. "Power generators are making significant strides in reducing carbon dioxide and other emissions, while at the same time meeting growing demands for affordable and reliable electricity. The Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index sponsored by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems shows that the industry has made remarkable progress during the past decade."
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The Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index provides a comprehensive picture of the environmental impact of electricity production in the U.S and will measure the environmental impact of the U.S. power grid during the previous 12 months and over an extended period to 1990. The CMU index will also provide a summary of how much electricity generation is from coal, natural gas, nuclear, and renewables....
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