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No COVID-19 Climate "Silver Lining" in the U.S. Power Sector: CO$_2$ Emissions Reductions Not Statistically Significant, Additional Risk to Coal Generators is Minimal

@article{Luke2020NoCC,
  title={No COVID-19 Climate "Silver Lining" in the U.S. Power Sector: CO\$_2\$ Emissions Reductions Not Statistically Significant, Additional Risk to Coal Generators is Minimal},
  author={M. Luke and Priyanshi Somani and T. Cotterman and Dhruv Suri and S. Lee},
  journal={arXiv: General Economics},
  year={2020}
}
  • M. Luke, Priyanshi Somani, +2 authors S. Lee
  • Published 2020
  • Environmental Science, Economics, Physics, Mathematics
  • arXiv: General Economics
  • Recent studies conclude that the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic decreased power sector CO$_2$ emissions worldwide. We analyze the statistical significance of CO$_2$ emissions reductions in the U.S power sector from March through July 2020 and we present model-informed expectations of the likelihood of sustained reductions in CO$_2$ emissions. We use Gaussian process (GP) regression to assess whether CO$_2$ emissions reductions would have occurred with reasonable probability in the… CONTINUE READING

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