Table 9.1. Emissions from Energy Consumption at
Conventional Power Plants and Combined-Heat-and-Power Plants
2002 through 2012 (Thousand Metric Tons)

Year Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)
2002 2,423,963 10,881 5,194
2003 2,445,094 10,646 4,532
2004 2,486,982 10,309 4,143
2005 2,543,838 10,340 3,961
2006 2,488,918 9,524 3,799
2007 2,547,032 9,042 3,650
2008 2,484,012 7,830 3,330
2009 2,269,508 5,970 2,395
2010 2,388,596 5,400 2,491
2011 2,287,071 4,845 2,406
2012 2,156,875 3,704 2,148

Notes:
The emissions data presented include total emissions from both electricity generation and the production of useful thermal output.
See Appendix A, Technical Notes, for a description of the sources and methodology used to develop the emissions estimates.
Source: Calculations made by the Office of Electricity, Renewables, and Uranium Statistics, U.S. Energy Information Administration.