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Review Article

Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Electricity Sector Using Smart Electric Grid Applications

Table 1

Comparison of different traditional power plants (2009).

CoalNatural gasOilNuclear

Electricity generation (TWhr)8,2634,3011,1112,731
% of total generation40.8%21.2%5.5%13.5%
Main materialCarbonMethaneGasoline, keroseneUranium
Emissions , , and Radioactive
ImpactsGlobal warming, acid rain, respiratory diseases, and toxicsNuclear pollution

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