North American Power Plants


The fossil fuel electricity generation sector is an important component of North America’s economy and provides an indispensable commodity. However, this sector is one of the major contributors to atmospheric pollutants in the region, including criteria air contaminants such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter; and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane.

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North American Power Plant Air Emissions Report

This edition presents data for emissions of additional pollutants, including methane, nitrous oxide and particulate matter, as well as more complete coverage of carbon dioxide and mercury emissions. It also includes data from a larger number of facilities per country and thus offers a more complete picture of power plant air emissions across North America.