List of least carbon efficient power stations

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This is a list of least carbon efficient power stations in selected countries. Lists were created by the WWF and lists the most polluting power stations in terms of the level of carbon dioxide produced per unit of electricity generated. In 2005 WWF created list of power stations from 30 industrialised countries, also list for EU,[1] in 2007 WWF published updated EU list. In 2009 European Commission list with absolute emissions only.

30 industrialised countries list from 2005 report[2] Europe list from 2007 report[3] EC list from 2009[4]
CO2 intensity

(Mt/TWh)

Power station Country
1.58 Hazelwood Power Station, Victoria  Australia
1.56 Edwardsport IGCC, Edwardsport, Indiana  United States
1.27 Frimmersdorf power plant, Grevenbroich  Germany
1.25 HR Milner Generating Station, Grande Cache, Alberta  Canada
1.18 C. TG. Portes Gil, Río Bravo  Mexico
1.09 Bełchatów Power Station, Bełchatów  Poland
1.07 Prunéřov Power Station, Kadaň  Czech Republic
1.02 Niihamanishi  Japan
0.99 Cockenzie Power Station, Cockenzie and Port Seton  United Kingdom
0.78 Porto Tolle Power Station (it), Porto Tolle  Italy
CO2 intensity (Mt/TWh) Power Station, Location Country Fuel emissions (mtCO
2
)
1.350 Agios Dimitrios Power Station, Agios Dimitrios, Kozani  Greece Lignite 12.4
1.250 Kardia Power Station, Kardia Kozanis Greece Greece Lignite 8.8
1.200 Niederaussem Power Station, Niederaussem  Germany Lignite 27.4
1.200 Jänschwalde Power Station, Jänschwalde Germany Germany Lignite 23.7
1.187 Frimmersdorf Power Station, Grevenbroich Germany Germany Lignite 19.3
1.180 Weisweiler Power Station, Eschweiler Germany Germany Lignite 18.8
1.150 Neurath Power Station, Grevenbroich Germany Germany Lignite 17.9
1.150 Turów Power Station, Bogatynia  Poland Lignite 13.0
1.150 As Pontes Power Station, Ferrol  Spain Lignite 9.1
1.100 Boxberg Power Station, Boxberg, Saxony Germany Germany Lignite 15.5
1.090 Belchatow Poland Lignite 30.1
1.070 Prunerov Czech Republic Lignite 8.9
1.050 Sines Portugal Hard Coal 8.7
1.000 Schwarze Pumpe Germany Lignite 12.2
0.970 Longannet UK Hard Coal 10.1
0.950 Lippendorf Germany Lignite 12.4
0.940 Cottam UK Hard Coal 10.0
0.930 Rybnik Poland Hard Coal 8.6
0.915 Kozienice Poland Hard Coal 10.8
0.900 Scholven Germany Hard Coal 10.7
0.900 West Burton UK Hard Coal 8.9
0.900 Fiddlers Ferry UK Hard Coal & Oil 8.4
0.895 Ratcliffe UK Hard Coal 7.8
0.892 Kingsnorth UK Hard Coal & Oil 8.9
0.890 Brindisi Sud Italy Coal 14.4
0.850 Drax Power Station UK Hard Coal 22.8
0.840 Ferrybridge UK Hard Coal 8.9
0.840 GKW Mannheim Germany Hard Coal 7.7
0.840 Eggborough UK Hard Coal 7.6
0.624 Didcot A+B UK Hard Coal & Gas 9.5
Power Station, Location Country emissions (mtCO2)
Bełchatów Power Station, Bełchatów  Poland 29.5
Niederaussem Power Station, Niederaussem  Germany 26.3
Jänschwalde Power Station, Jänschwalde Germany Germany 23.3
Drax Power Station  United Kingdom 19.9
Weisweiler Power Station, Eschweiler Germany Germany 19.0
Neurath Power Station, Grevenbroich Germany Germany 17.9
Frimmersdorf Power Station, Grevenbroich Germany Germany 16.8
Brindisi Sud Power Station  Italy 13.0
Agios Dimitrios Power Station, Agios Dimitrios, Kozani  Greece 12.9
Bohlen Power Station Germany Germany 12.8

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