How Natural Gas and Wind Decarbonize the Grid

Updated Analysis of US Regional Power Generation, 2007–2015


Table 2 shows the amount of decarbonization performed by each major energy source and demand reduction, as portrayed in Figures 1 and 2.

Table 2

Table 3 portrays the emissions factor by major source of electricity. With the exception of petroleum, all factors are taken from the International Panel on Climate Change.

Table 3

1 Emissions factor for oil is taken from the US Energy Information Administration.