Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Emissions from Coal

From a National Environmental Trust report on "Sources of Greenhouse Gases in the United States":

Coal accounts for about half of electricity generation in terms of kilowatt hours, but 83% of carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector, the largest piece of the pie in terms of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

Natural gas, in contrast, generates nearly 20% of the country’s electricity but is responsible for 12% of emissions in this sector because it is a less carbon-intensive fuel.

1 comment:

Heidi Richards Mooney, Founder Women in Ecommerce said...

Just wanted you to know that I have listed you on my blog under Women Bloggers Going Green at http://virtualwomansday.blogspot.com/2007/09/women-bloggers-going-green.html

Be sure and stop by and say HI!

Have a wonderful day... and then some.

Heidi Richards, Founder & CEO - The WECAI Network™
www.WECAI.org - “Helping Women Do Business on and off the WEB™”