Did you know?
Pennsylvania is home to 38 coal-fired power plants; some of which have been operating since 1955. Together, these plants operate 137 separate boilers, or units. About 42 percent of the units burn coal, while approximately 15 percent use natural gas as fuel, and 6 percent use oil. Most of the power plants are using an outdated low NOx (nitrogen oxide) burners that are inadequate to control pollutants.
Here in Pennsylvania more than 93 percent of nitrogen oxides [NOx], 88 percent of carbon dioxide [CO2], and 99 percent of mercury are released into the air from coal burning plants.
See Mapping Coal-Fired Emissions to see where each of our state's coal-fired plants is located.