Rating the Environmental Impact
of Electricity Products
is the Power Scorecard?*
Power Scorecard is a rating mechanism that assesses the environmental
impact of different types of electric generation. The Power Scorecard
makes it easy for you to plug into cleaner power for
the future of the planet. Find out more about the rating methods
is your choice important?
choice is important because you can direct the dollars you spend
on electricity service to cleaner, less polluting supplies. Most
electricity comes from coal, nuclear reactors, and large hydropower
facilities. Find out how to use the Power Scorecard to pick the
supplies that have smaller environmental impacts...
and the environment
ways of producing electricity have vastly different impacts on our
environment. Click here to find out the facts about the impacts of
coal, gas, nuclear, solar, wind and other electricity sources...
your energy consumption
The cleanest kilowatt is the one never used! Check out these tips
to help you reduce your use of electricity and your impact on the
Power Scorecard reflects the collective exercise of expert judgement by
the sponsoring organizations, based on its interpretation of available
data and assessment of its accuracy and reliability, and application of
state-of-the-art techniques in the identification and quantification of
environmental impacts of electric power generation technologies. The Power
Scorecard ratings appearing on this website may be based on assumptions
made by the sponsoring organizations as to the composition, fuel sources,
technologies, and associated environmental attributes of particular products
where such information is unknown to or has not been provided by the supplier,
and where such information is not publicly available. However, every effort
is made to validate the information used in rating products with supplier.