The new trendy fuel being proposed to replace the EPA/Hansen vilified coal is wood and/or biomass.
One biomass power plant “will emit 1,732 tons per day of carbon dioxide to produce 380,000 MWh of power annually, an emission rate of 3,327 lbs of CO2/MWh. For comparison carbon dioxide emission rates are 2,117 lbs/MWh for existing coal plants, 1,314 lbs/MWh for existing gas plants
and 760 lbs/MWh for new power plants.”
Lets put that in a table.
|Fuel||lbs of CO2/Megawatt Hour|
|Older Natural Gas||1,314|
|New Natural Gas||760|
“wood fueled biomass power plants emit about 50% more CO2 per MWh than existing coal plants, 150% more than existing natural gas plants and 330% more than new gas power plants.”
Thats right. Biomass/Wood produce 330% more CO2 than a new super-efficient natural gas power plant burning natural gas. And thanks to fracking the gas is…
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