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.

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Contact Person: 
Margaret Mann
Contact Organization: 
NREL
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Author: 
Spath, Pam
Publication Year: 
1998
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