How much carbon dioxide (CO2) is released from coal power plants?

Each kilowatt hour of electricity generated in a coal-fired power plant creates 2.1 pounds of CO2.

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This analysis is referenced in Straight facts on the environmental impact of coal: CO2, pollution, land, and water.

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