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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (First Edition - Last updated on 11/19/2007)

♦ Category: Energy

IPCC: 1A1ai - Fuel Combustion Activities - Energy Industries - Main Activity Electricity and Heat Production - Electricity Generation
Sector: Electricity Generation (Imports) : Specified Imports : PSW : Reid Gardner (NV)

♦ Activity: Fuel combustion - Coal

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide ( CO2 )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 1,109,613 tonnes of CO2 Emitted (1,109,613 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * [Heat content] * [Fuel CO2 emission]
Reference: Murtishaw, S., De La Rue du Can, S,. Price, L., Masanet, E., and Simcich, M. (2005). CALEB: California Energy Balance Database, September 12, 2005. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA.

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Fuel combustion = 476,559 ton of Coal
Basis: Data
Reference: EIA (2007). Energy Information Administration. Form EIA-906 and EIA-920 Databases: monthly and annual data on generation and fuel consumption at the power plant and prime mover level. Available online at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/eia906_920.html

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel CO2 emission = 0.0934 g / btu
Reference: USEPA (2007). Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2005. United States Environmental Protection Agency. EPA 430-R-07-002. Annex 2.1 (Tables A-31, A-32, A-35, and A-36). April 15, 2007. Washington DC. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/usgginv_archive.html
Parameter: Heat content = 24,930,419 btu / ton
Reference: EIA (2007). Energy Information Administration. Form EIA-906 and EIA-920 Databases: monthly and annual data on generation and fuel consumption at the power plant and prime mover level. Available online at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/eia906_920.html

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity —

Amount: 2,328,385 g (i.e. 2.33 tonnes) of CO2 per ton of Coal
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