EPA Stationary combustion of coal

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The category /business/energy/stationaryCombustion/epa/coal contains data on the emissions associated with the burning of coal, sourced from the US Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders initiative.

To use this category, select the type of coal using the type drill choice. Next specify the quantity of fuel consumed using either the energyConsumed or mass profile item values.

Emissions of CH4 and N2O vary according to the specific burning context under consideration. Users can specify the burning context using the burningContext profile item value with one of the following valid parameters;

  • residential
  • commercial
  • industry
  • electricity generation
If no burning context is explicitly specified the industry context is assumed by default. CarbonKit retrieves the appropriate emissions factors from the associated EPA dataset for CH4 and N2O emissions.

Four quantities are returned, as follows:

  • CO2: CO2 emissions
  • CH4: CH4 (methane) emissions
  • N2O: N2O (nitrous oxide) emissions
  • CO2e: CO2e emissions (all three gases, converted using these global warming potential)
The individual quantities for CH4 and N2O represent absolute quantities rather than CO2e quantities.

See here for information on using British thermal units (Btu's) with the CarbonKit platform

UIDLabel
9G9D1VSVY27V anthracite
AXE6RJS14TCP bituminous
PFF7XN1C3LS5 coke
RBWKKYWDRWO6 electric power sector
KD0HUMLVP091 industrial coking
XKURSG969Q4I lignite
CYLTOU9ECKY7 other industrial
RMR1H7SRSZ0D residential/commercial
GWI7UMAHETRT sub-bituminous
Context of burning (e.g. 'residential' 'electricity')
Quantity of energy consumed
Mass of coal consumed