Talk:South Carolina and coal

From SourceWatch
Jump to navigation Jump to search

update materials

South Carolina had 36 coal-fired generating stations in 2005.[citation needed] In 2009 South Carolina had total installed electricity generation summer capacity of 23,971 megawatts of which 7210 was from coal-fired plants.[1] of which 3,499 megawatts or 35.6% was from coal-fired plants.[2]</ref> South Carolina ranks 15th out of the 50 states in terms of coal energy production.[3]

In 2009, South Carolina's coal-fired power plants produced 38.1 million tons of CO2, 105,134 metric tons of sulfur dioxide, and 24,280 tons of nitrogen oxide;[4] power plants were responsible for 47.2% of the state's total CO2 emissions. The state's rankings for 2008, when emissions were higher, was17th for sulphur dioxide, 30th for nitrous oxides and 23rd for carbon dioxide.[3]

In 2005, South Carolina emitted 18.6 tons of CO2 per person, slightly less than the U.S. average.[5] This lower level of CO2 emissions is due in part to the fact that nuclear power represents 28.2% of the state's generating capacity.[6]

Youtube Videos

  • Winyah - none
  • Cross - none
  • Wateree - none
  • Williams - none
  • Candys - none
  • Cope - none
  • Jeffries- none


Power price rise

I moved this off the article page as a) it is getting a bit dated now and b) it makes only passing mention of South Carolina. It either need updating and more context added for South Carolina or be left off the page.--Bob Burton 19:59, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Duke to propose rate increases to cover higher cost of coal

In March 2009, Duke Energy Carolinas proposed a 5 percent increase on its power charges in North Carolina, to compensate the company for higher coal prices. The fuel-charge increase is separate from an upcoming Duke proposal for a general rate hike. The company estimates that the average customer bill would increase from approximately $87 per month to about $91 per month. Similar increases will be proposed in South Carolina in summer 2009.[7]

  1. U.S. Energy Information Administration, "Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capability", January 2011.
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration, "Coal by State by Sector", March 11, 2011. This is based on data from Electric Power Monthly).
  3. 3.0 3.1 U.S. Energy Information Administration, "Selected Electric Industry Summary Statistics by State, 2008", U.S. Department of Energy, March 2010.
  4. U.S. Energy Information Administration, Estimated Emissions for U.S. Electric Power Industry by State, 1990-2006, U.S. Department of Energy, accessed April 2011.
  5. South Carolina Energy Consumption Information, eRedux website, accessed June 2008.
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named EIA
  7. "Bills may rise as Duke pays more for coal," Charlotte Business Journal, March 13, 2009.