Electric power sector - carbon dioxide emissions from coal

The statistic shows the U.S. electric power sector's carbon dioxide emissions from coal between 2009 and 2040. It is estimated that some 15 million metric tons of CO² equivalent will be produced by the use of coal in the U.S. electric power sector in 2015.

U.S. electric sector carbon dioxide emissions from coal between 2009 and 2040 (in million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent)*

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Release date

December 2013


United States

Survey time period

2009 to 2012

Supplementary notes

* The values for 2009 and 2010 are taken from a previous edition of the publication. The figures from 2015 to 2040 are projections based on a business-as-usual trend estimate, given known technology and technological and demographic trends.
The data include electricity-only and combined heat and power plants whose primary business is to sell electricity, or electricity and heat, to the public.

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