5) Coal burning produces 1.5 times the CO2 emissions of oil and twice that of natural gas .
"Coal burning produces one and a half times more CO2 emissions than does burning oil and twice that from burning natural gas (to produce an equal amount of energy).
"Coal accounted for 25% of global energy consumption in 2005, but generated 41% of the CO2 emissions that year.
"In the United States, coal produces just over 50% of the electricity, but generates over 80% of the CO2 emissions from the utility sector..
"The energy penalty from CCS (25-40%) would increase the amount of coal mined, transported, processed, and combusted, and the waste generated."
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