The CO2 Content of Consumption Across U.S. Regions: A Multi-Regional Input-Output (MRIO) Approach

This paper presents two major findings. First, attributing emissions to states on a consumption basis leads to very different state-level emissions responsibilities than when attributed on a production basis; for example, California’s emissions are over 25 percent higher. Second, heterogeneity of emissions across trading partners significantly affects the indirect emissions intensity of consumption (kg of…

ISO’s new webpage tracks emissions

“The California ISO created a new webpage that monitors historical and real-time carbon emissions from resources to generate electricity for the grid’s footprint. The page displays emissions with data from 2014 to present, allowing users to map annual trends, and to track progress of policies designed to reduce electric system emissions. The CO2 page, which went…
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