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U.S. electric power sector CO2 emissions by fuel 2015-2050

The statistic represents the U.S. electric power sector's carbon dioxide emissions from selected fuels from 2015 with projections to 2050, by fuel. It is estimated that 685 million metric tons of carbon dioxide will be produced by the use of natural gas in the U.S. electric power sector in 2050.

Electric power sector energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. from 2015 to 2050, by fuel (in million metric tons)*

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Source

Release date

May 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015

Supplementary notes

According to the source, projections in the EIA reference case have been made under a business-as-usual trend estimate, given known technology and technological and demographic trends.

* Figures after 2015 are forecasts. Includes electricity-only and combined heat and power plants that have a regulatory status.
** Includes emissions from geothermal power and nonbiogenic emissions from municipal waste.

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