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Energy Fact – Comparing CO2, SO2, NOx, and methane across coal, natural gas and biomass

Emissions from Generating Electricity

(pounds per million kilowatt hours)
TypeCO2Methane (CO2e)SO2NOx
Coal2,100,000350,0003,9001,600
Natural gas900,000540,00052,100
Biomass270,0000na5403,300
Nuclear0000
Solar0000
Wind0000
Geothermal0000
Hydro0000

The emissions table as an image

Emissions from Generating Electricity

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Comparison of emissions from various power plants (pdf)

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How much CO2, SO2, methane and other emissions come from various power plants?

 

 

Fact Code: g105