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Table 11.5b Emissions From Energy Consumption for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output: Electric Power Sector, 1989-2010 (Subset of Table 11.5a; Thousand Metric Tons of Gas)
Table 11.5b  Emissions From Energy Consumption for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output:
                      Electric Power Sector, 1989-2010  (Subset of Table 11.5a; Thousand Metric Tons of Gas)




Year
Carbon Dioxide 1 Sulfur Dioxide Nitrogen Oxides


Coal 2

Natural
Gas 3


Petroleum 4

Geo-
thermal 5
Non-
Biomass
Waste 6


Total


Coal 2

Natural
Gas 3


Petroleum 4


Other 7


Total


Coal 2

Natural
Gas 3


Petroleum 4


Other 7


Total
1989 1,520,230 169,653 133,546 363 4,366 1,828,158 13,815 1 810 7 14,633 7,055 390 246 25 7,717
1990 1,534,141 177,232 101,800 384 5,795 1,819,351 13,576 1 628 13 14,218 6,878 390 175 36 7,480
1991 1,534,559 180,541 95,149 398 7,207 1,817,854 13,590 1 621 15 14,227 6,886 384 165 42 7,476
1992 1,556,741 187,730 79,153 400 8,476 1,832,501 13,375 1 559 12 13,946 6,749 359 128 46 7,282
1993 1,626,161 188,291 90,400 415 8,592 1,913,860 13,133 1 735 13 13,882 6,996 357 143 49 7,544
1994 1,634,282 211,154 85,005 384 9,323 1,940,148 12,695 1 665 11 13,373 6,777 390 128 47 7,343
1995 1,656,743 228,675 61,057 329 10,015 1,956,819 10,573 1 581 34 11,189 4,974 402 282 95 5,754
1996 1,747,945 205,250 66,113 360 9,932 2,029,599 11,129 1 617 32 11,779 5,144 326 301 96 5,866
1997 1,794,629 220,174 75,079 374 10,372 2,100,628 11,515 1 653 36 12,205 5,157 370 269 98 5,894
1998 1,825,027 249,836 105,539 375 10,264 2,191,041 11,373 1 911 37 12,321 4,965 431 337 103 5,836
1999 1,831,670 262,455 97,892 381 10,312 2,202,710 10,843 1 836 42 11,722 4,535 381 332 109 5,357
2000 1,923,054 283,034 92,226 362 10,178 2,308,855 R 10,081 1 746 45 R 10,872 4,225 338 367 111 5,040
2001 1,862,800 291,101 102,900 353 10,900 2,268,054 9,281 2 754 5 10,041 3,878 425 253 96 4,652
2002 1,878,923 307,455 78,820 372 12,758 2,278,328 9,106 2 549 16 9,672 3,813 425 187 104 4,528
2003 1,917,303 279,300 98,208 371 11,453 2,306,635 9,255 2 579 13 9,849 3,496 282 207 98 4,082
2004 1,929,818 297,782 100,236 381 11,177 2,339,394 8,991 2 493 9 9,495 3,183 241 193 101 3,717
2005 1,970,908 320,545 102,537 377 11,257 2,405,625 9,071 2 461 10 9,543 3,051 243 189 103 3,585
2006 1,944,759 339,557 55,358 374 11,544 2,351,592 8,416 2 264 8 8,690 2,902 230 135 107 3,374
2007 1,977,528 373,268 55,545 376 11,304 2,418,022 8,002 3 265 9 8,279 2,781 236 130 112 3,259
2008 1,951,138 363,749 40,442 381 11,620 2,367,331 6,909 2 146 8 7,065 2,578 230 58 124 2,990
2009 1,736,284 374,082 33,700 386 11,256 2,155,707 5,253 2 110 9 5,374 1,688 214 50 128 2,080
2010 1,821,497 400,974 32,667 391 11,034 2,266,563 4,662 2 111 8 4,783 1,751 224 49 135 2,159
1Metric tons of carbon dioxide can be converted to metric tons of carbon equivalent by multiplying by
12/44.
7Blast furnace gas, propane gas, and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels;
wood and wood-derived fuels; municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, tires, agricultural
byproducts, and other biomass; and chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, sulfur, and tar coal.
2Anthracite, bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, lignite, waste coal, and synthetic coal. R=Revised.  
3Natural gas, plus a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels. Notes:  -  There are small differences in carbon dioxide emissions values between this table and Table
11.2e due to differences in the methodologies for calculating the data.  -  Data are for emissions from
energy consumption for electricity generation and useful thermal output.  -  The electric power sector
comprises electricity-only and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants within the NAICS 22 category whose
primary business is to sell electricity, or electricity and heat, to the public.  -  See Table 11.5c for
commercial and industrial CHP and electricity-only data.  -  See Note 2, "Classification of Power Plants Into
Energy-Use Sectors," at end of Section 8.  -  See "Useful Thermal Output" in Glossary.  -  Totals may not
equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
4Distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, petroleum coke, jet fuel, kerosene, other petroleum, and waste oil. Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/electricity/.
5Carbon dioxide in geothermal steam. Sources:  Carbon Dioxide:  U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates based on Form
EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report" (and predecessor forms).  Sulfur Dioxide and Nitrogen
Oxides:  EIA estimates based on Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report" (and predecessor
forms).  Data were adjusted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Continuous Emissions
Monitoring System.
6Municipal solid waste from non-biogenic sources, and tire-derived fuel.  
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