Geothermal Electrical Production CO2 Emissions Study

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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 ... continued below

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Bloomfield, K. K. & Moore, J. N. October 1, 1999.

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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.

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  • Geothermal Resource Council 1999 Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, 10/17/99 - 10/20/99

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  • Report No.: INEEL/CON-99-00655
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10996
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Bloomfield, K. K. & Moore, J. N. Geothermal Electrical Production CO2 Emissions Study, article, October 1, 1999; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626564/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.