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  •  It's worse than coal (2+ / 0-)
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    KenBee, Ginny in CO
    Petcoke is like coal, but dirtier. Petcoke looks and acts like coal, but it has even higher carbon emissions than already carbon-intensive coal.

        On a per-unit of energy basis petcoke emits 5 to 10 percent more carbon dioxide than coal.
        A ton of petcoke yields on average 53.6 percent more CO2 than a ton of coal.
        The proven tar sands reserves of Canada will yield roughly 5 billion tons of petcoke – enough to fully fuel 111 U.S. coal plants to 2050

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