NewEnergyNews: POWER PLANT EMISSIONS DROP ON MOVE AWAY FROM COAL

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    Thursday, October 24, 2013

    POWER PLANT EMISSIONS DROP ON MOVE AWAY FROM COAL

    Greenhouse gas emissions from power plants declined from 2011 to 2012, EPA says

    Lenny Bernstein, October 23, 2013 (Washington Post)

    "Greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other industrial facilities declined by 4.5 percent from 2011 to 2012 as utilities continued to switch from coal to natural gas to generate electricity and produced slightly less power overall, the Environmental Protection Agency reported…Greenhouse gas emissions from these sources have declined by 10 percent in the two years since the EPA began compiling the data in 2010. Power plants poured about 2.1 million metric tons of heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide into the atmosphere last year, about 31 percent of the total U.S. production of such gases. Power plants release far more greenhouse gas than any other type of facility reviewed by the EPA, including refineries, chemical plants, and oil and gas exploration equipment…” click here for more

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