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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.  
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)