In Spain there are 22 coal- fired power plants that provide 23% of the country’s total electricity generation and are responsible for 64% of the sector’s CO2 emissions. A power plant is a facility capable of converting mechanical energy into electrical energy . The main sources of energy are water, gas, uranium, wind and solar energy. These sources of primary energy to move the blades of a turbine, which in turn is connected to an electrical generator.
Ranking of the most polluting power plants
Ranking of the most polluting power plants:
- As Pontes Thermal Power Plant (A Coruña) —Emissions average: 9,121,027 tons of CO2 (the same as 3,040,000 cars a year) .— Installed power: 1,400 MW and year of construction: 1976
- Aboño Thermal Power Plant (Asturias) —Average emissions: 7,602,693 tons of CO2 (the equivalent of what 2,534,000 cars emit per year) .— Installed power: 903 MW and year of construction: 1974
- Litoral de Almería Thermal Power Plant (Almería) —Average emissions: 6,998,752 tons of CO2. — Installed power: 1,100 MW and year of construction: 1984
- Teruel Thermal Power Plant (Teruel) —Average emissions: 6,828,042 tons of CO2 — Installed power: 1,050 MW and year of construction: 1979
- Compostilla Thermal Power Plant (León) —Average emissions: 5,974,704 tons of CO2 — Installed power: 1,312 MW and year of construction: 1961
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