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CO2 emissions from top power producers in the U.S. 2018, by fuel source

Vistra Energy produced the most carbon dioxide emissions of the largest power producers in the United States in 2018. That year, Vistra Energy released 129.7 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, 87.6 million tons of which derived from coal combustion. Coal is the most polluting of fossil fuel, typically producing twice the carbon emissions of natural gas.

Carbon dioxide emissions from leading electric power producers in the United States in 2018, by fuel source

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July 2020


United States

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