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For the top 10 US state emitters, shown in this graph, the results are varied.
This CAIT 2.0 project graph reveals 2010 data of power plant capacity by initial year of operation.
Cutting power sector emissions is not new at the state level. According to the 2011 U.S. data available through CAIT 2.0, 42 states reduced their emissions relative to 2005, the baseline used in the U.S. GHG reduction pledge.
The power sector comprises the largest share of U.S. GHG emissions, contributing nearly one-third of all emissions from all sectors.
The CAIT 2.0 U.S. data, together with data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), show the historic trend of power sector CO2 emissions. Between 1973 and 2005, U.S.
The emissions landscape within states can be diverse. This graph shows the percentage of state GHG emissions that come from the power sector (in blue).