Accelerated Reduction in \(SO_2\) Emissions from the U.S. Power Sector Triggered by Changing Prices of Natural Gas

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Wu, Gang ; McElroy, Michael Brendon ; Lu, Xi ; Nielsen, Chris (2012)
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1021/es301023c
  • Subject: decomposition analysis | CO\(_2\) emissions | energy | plants

Emissions of sulfur dioxide (\(SO_2\)) from the U.S. power sector decreased by 24% in 2009 relative to 2008. The Logarithmic Mean Divisia Index (LMDI) approach was applied to isolate the factors responsible for this decrease. It is concluded that 15% of the decrease can... View more
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