Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Coal Factoids

From the Pew Center on Global Climate Change:
One 500-MW coal-fired power plant produces approximately 3 million tons/year of carbon dioxide (CO2).

The United States produces close to 2 billion tons of CO2 per year from coal-burning power plants.

Greenhouse Gas emissions from coal-fired electricity, now 27 percent of total U.S. emissions, are projected to grow by a third by 2025.

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