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Geothermal Electrical Production CO2 Emissions Study

By K. K. Bloomfield (INEEL) and J. N. Moore (Energy and Geoscience Institute)

Abstract

Emission of �greenhouse gases� into the environment has become an increasing concern. Deregulation of the electrical market will allow consumers to select power suppliers that utilize �green power.� Geothermal power is classed as �green power� and has lower emissions of carbon dioxide per kilowatt-hour of electricity than even the cleanest of fossil fuels, natural gas. However, previously published estimates of carbon dioxide emissions are relatively old and need revision. This study estimates that the average carbon dioxide emissions from geothermal and fossil fuel power plants are: geothermal 0.18 , coal 2.13, petroleum 1.56 , and natural gas 1.03 pounds of carbon dioxide per kilowatt-hour respectively

Topics: Natural Gas, Carbon Dioxide, Greenhouse Gases Geothermal Legacy, Geothermal Legacy, Greenhouse Gases, Electricity, 20 Fossil-Fueled Power Plants, 15 Geothermal Energy, Fossil Fuels, Geothermal Power
Publisher: Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
Year: 1999
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