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How much CO2 is in a kWh?
UK CO2 (eq) emissions due to electricity generation 0.23314 kg CO2e per kWh In our calculations, we convert kWh to kg of carbon released based on Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors from Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The conversion factor is 0.23314 kg CO2 saved for each kWh produced from a carbon free source.
How much carbon dioxide does coal emit?
Subbituminous coal in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, the principal source of this rank of coal, has an emission factor of 212.7 pounds of carbon dioxide per million Btu. This is the same as for subbituminous coal in Colorado, but slightly below that in Montana.
How much CO2 does a gas power plant produce?
In a natural gas combined cycle power plant with an efficiency of 60 %, as another example, only 0,33 kg of carbon dioxide is emitted per kWh el. Replacing lignite-fired electricity with electricity from natural gas can therefore save over 70% of the direct carbon dioxide emissions.
How much CO2 is saved by using carbon free energy?
The conversion factor is 0.23314 kg CO2 saved for each kWh produced from a carbon free source. The factor is based on the carbon emissions generated by the current UK power stations per kWh generated.