Table 9.1. Emissions from Energy Consumption at
Conventional Power Plants and Combined-Heat-and-Power Plants
2006 through 2016 (Thousand Metric Tons)

Year Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)
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
2013 2,173,806 3,609 2,163
2014 2,168,284 3,454 2,100
2015 2,031,452 2,548 1,824
2016 1,928,401 1,807 1,630

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.