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Life Cycle Assessment of Coal-Fired Power Production

Coal has the largest share of utility power generation in the U.S., accounting for approximately 56% of all utility-produced electricity (U.S. DOE, 1998). Therefore, understanding the environmental implications of producing electricity from coal is an important component of any plan to reduce total emissions and resource consumption.

Author
Spath, Pam
Publication Year
Bioenergy Category
Contact Person
Margaret Mann
Contact Organization
NREL