How much carbon do we release into the atmosphere because of our coal plants?



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    According to Greenpeace, coal-fired power plants contribute 88% of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2). In addition, 96% of sulfur dioxide emissions (SO2), 93% of nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx), and 99% of mercury
    emissions are also produced. Compared to other sources of energy, coal emits 29% more carbon per unit of energy than oil, and 80% more than natural gas.

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    Individual plants will emit more or less CO2 depending on their size and efficiency. The United States has the highest carbon emissions in the world, emitting 2.79 billion tons a year from electrical production, followed by China at 2.66 billion tons. In terms of per capita emissions, Australia leads the world ( According to some recent estimates, China has surpassed the US in terms of total emissions, but they also are creating more efficient coal plants.

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