1.5 : Generic Fuel Quad and Comparison




1.5.3 Carbon Emission Comparisons
One million metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions equals:
- the combustion of 530 thousand short tons of coal
- the coal input to 1 coal plant (200-MW) in about 1 year
- the combustion of 18 billion cubic feet of natural gas
- the combustion of 119 million gallons of gasoline = the combustion of gasoline for 7 hours in the U.S.
= 323 thousand new cars, each driven 12,400 miles
= 282 thousand new light-duty vehicles, each driven 12,200 miles
= 274 thousand new light trucks, each driven 11,000 miles
= 0.14 million new passenger cars, each making 5 round trips from New York to Los Angeles
- the combustion of 192 million gallons of LPG
- the combustion of 107 million gallons of kerosene
- the combustion of 102 million gallons of distillate fuel
- the combustion of 87 million gallons of residual fuel
- 17 minutes of world energy emissions
- 90 minutes of U.S energy emissions
- 3.9 hours of U.S. buildings energy emissions
- 7 hours of U.S. residential energy emissions
- 8 hours of U.S. commercial energy emissions
- 1.2 days of U.S. buildings lighting energy emissions
- average annual per capita emissions of 53,000 people in the U.S.









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