TABLE 2-8 Distribution of Criteria-Air-Pollutant Damages per Ton of Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants (2007 U.S. Dollars)

 

Mean

Standard Deviation

5th Percentile

25th Percentile

50th Percentile

75th Percentile

95th Percentile

SO2

5,800

2,600

1,800

3,700

5,800

6,900

11,000

NOx

1,600

780

680

980

1,300

1,800

2,800

PM2.5

9,500

8,300

2,600

4,700

7,100

10,000

26,000

PM10

460

380

140

240

340

490

1,300

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 2-6 Air-pollution damages from coal generation for 406 plants, 2005 (U.S. dollars, 2007). Damages related to climate-change effects are not included.

FIGURE 2-6 Air-pollution damages from coal generation for 406 plants, 2005 (U.S. dollars, 2007). Damages related to climate-change effects are not included.



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