TABLE 2-7 Distribution of Criteria-Air-Pollutant Damages Associated with Emissions from 406 Coal-Fired Power Plants in 2005 (2007 U.S. Dollars)

 

Mean

Standard Deviation

5th Percentile

25th Percentile

50th Percentile

75th Percentile

95th Percentile

SO2

1.6E + 08

1.9E + 08

4.3E + 06

2.4E + 07

6.5E + 07

1.6E + 08

5.2E + 08

NOx

1.1E + 07

1.1E + 07

7.5E + 05

3.1E + 06

7.2E + 06

1.6E + 07

3.0E + 07

PM2.5

9.0E + 06

1.3E + 07

2.3E + 05

1.3E + 06

4.0E + 06

1.0E + 07

3.6E + 07

PM10

5.2E + 05

6.9E + 05

1.8E + 04

9.8E + 04

2.6E + 05

6.2E + 05

1.9E + 06

Total

1.6E + 08

2.0E + 08

8.7E + 06

3.4E + 07

8.1E + 07

1.8E + 08

5.8E + 08

NOTE: All plants are weighted equally, rather than by the fraction of electricity they produce.

ABBREVIATIONS: SO2 = sulfur dioxide; NOx = oxides of nitrogen; PM = particulate matter.

FIGURE 2-5 Distribution of aggregate damages in 2005 by decile: coal plants (U.S. dollars, 2007). NOTE: In computing this graph, power plants were sorted from smallest to largest based on aggregate damages. The lowest decile represents the 40 plants with the smallest aggregate damages. The figure on the top of each bar is the average, across all plants, of damages associated with SO2, NOx, PM2.5, and PM10.

FIGURE 2-5 Distribution of aggregate damages in 2005 by decile: coal plants (U.S. dollars, 2007). NOTE: In computing this graph, power plants were sorted from smallest to largest based on aggregate damages. The lowest decile represents the 40 plants with the smallest aggregate damages. The figure on the top of each bar is the average, across all plants, of damages associated with SO2, NOx, PM2.5, and PM10.



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