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Title: U.S. sulfur dioxide emission reductions: Shifting factors and a carbon dioxide penalty

For more than 20 years, the large-scale application of flue gas desulfurization technology has been a dominant cause of SO 2 emission reductions. From 1994–2004, electricity generation from coal increased, but the shift to low-sulfur coal eclipsed this. From 2004–2014, electricity generation from coal decreased, but a shift to higher-sulfur subbituminous and lignite coal overshadowed this. Here, the shift in coal quality has also created a CO 2 emissions penalty, representing 2% of the sector’s total emissions in 2014.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Electricity Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1040-6190
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of International Affairs (IA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; sulfur dioxide emission reductions; carbon dioxide penalty; decomposition analysis; electricity generation
OSTI Identifier:
1342687
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1415868