Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Electricity Factoids

According to the EIA:

In 2005
Emissions from electric plants amounted to 2,513,609,000 Metric Tons of CO2

Electricity Production:
Coal produced: 2,013,179,000 megawatt hours

Natural Gas: 757,974,000 megawatt hours

Nuclear: 781,986,000 megawatt hours

Hydro-electric: 269,587,000 megawatt hours

Renewables: 94,932,000 megawatt hours

Nuclear, hydro and most renewables produce no greenhouse gas emissions.

Between 1994 and 2005:
We increased renewable energy production by 18,400 megawatt hours
We increased coal production by 322,485 megawatt hours

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