Monday, 06 February 2017 10:07

SO2 emissions from power plants down 73% in US in 2006-2015: EIA

SO2 emissions, coal fired generation trends 2006-2015 [source: EIA] SO2 emissions, coal fired generation trends 2006-2015 [source: EIA]

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions produced in the generation of electricity at power plants in the United States declined by 73% from 2006 to 2015, a much larger reduction than the 32% decrease in coal-fired electricity generation over that period, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) found.

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