“Along with reporting the total amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere by all electricity plants, the quarterly Power Sector Carbon Index will break down the data by the type of generating plant.
“It also measures those emissions against the amount of power being generated to get a rating of pounds of carbon per megawatt hour. . .
“The report is based on publicly available federal and industry numbers. Samaras said he and co-lead researcher Ines Azeveto hope to add in the ‘upstream’ carbon foot print including the amount of carbon created while removing the fuel from the ground.”