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This spreadsheet compares existing emissions in states, and allows you to compare that to other states and various targets.

This is not intended to recommend CO2 emissions outcomes or be a forecasting tool, but to consider emissions standards in relation to historic emissions trends, and depending on how EPA structures a carbon standard under Sec. 111(d), examine how a standard might compare across states and over time.

It's organized as a series of spreadsheet tabs. Below is a quick summary of what you can do with each tab:

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  • Choose a set of states
  • Compare CO2 emissions; emissions rates in terms of fossil-intensity and total-intensity; and sources of generation
  • Note: this tool is based on EIA fuel use, so it is an estimate of all electric sector emissions

Fossil Intensity Standard

  • Choose a set of states to compare;
  • Choose a set of baseline years;
  • Input an intensity standard based on a coal and other fossil target (NRDC proposal); or
  • Input an intensity standard based on a percent reduction

Total Intensity Standard

  • Choose a set of states to compare;
  • Choose a set of baseline years;
  • Input a total intensity standard (emissions / total generation, including non-emitting) based on a linear path from the baseline to a common end point in 2050; or
  • Input a total intensity standard based on a percent reduction

Mass Based Standard

  • Choose a set of states to compare;
  • Choose a set of baseline years;
  • Input mass based standard based on a percent reduction

Historic Emissions and MWh

  • Allows you to examine the state data the other tabs are built on
  • Select a state at the top

Notes

last revised 5/7/2014

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