Articles | Volume 15, issue 23
Research article
01 Dec 2015
Research article |  | 01 Dec 2015

High-resolution inventory of technologies, activities, and emissions of coal-fired power plants in China from 1990 to 2010

F. Liu, Q. Zhang, D. Tong, B. Zheng, M. Li, H. Huo, and K. B. He

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This is the first study in which emissions from China’s coal-fired power plants were estimated at unit level for a 20-year period. This new emission inventory is constructed from a unit-based database compiled in this work, named the China coal-fired Power plant Emissions Database (CPED), which includes detailed information on the technologies, activity data, operation situation, emission factors, and locations of individual units.
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