List of least carbon efficient power stations

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This is a list of least carbon efficient power stations in selected countries. Lists were created by the WWF and lists the most polluting power stations in terms of the level of carbon dioxide produced per unit of electricity generated. In 2005 WWF created list of power stations from 30 industrialised countries, also list for EU,[1] in 2007 WWF published updated EU list. In 2009 European Commission list with absolute emissions only.

30 industrialised countries list from 2005 report[2]

CO2 intensity


Power station Country
1.58 Hazelwood Power Station, Victoria  Australia
1.56 Edwardsport IGCC, Edwardsport, Indiana  United States
1.27 Frimmersdorf power plant, Grevenbroich  Germany
1.25 HR Milner Generating Station, Grande Cache, Alberta  Canada
1.18 C. TG. Portes Gil, Río Bravo  Mexico
1.09 Bełchatów Power Station, Bełchatów  Poland
1.07 Prunéřov Power Station, Kadaň  Czech Republic
1.02 Niihamanishi, Niihama  Japan
0.99 Cockenzie Power Station, closed 2013  United Kingdom
0.78 Porto Tolle Power Station, Porto Tolle  Italy

Europe list from 2007 report[3]

CO2 intensity (Mt/TWh) Power Station, Location Country Fuel emissions (mtCO2)
1.350 Agios Dimitrios Power Station, Agios Dimitrios, Kozani  Greece Lignite 12.4
1.250 Kardia Power Station, Kardia Kozanis  Greece Lignite 8.8
1.200 Niederaussem Power Station, Niederaussem  Germany Lignite 27.4
1.200 Jänschwalde Power Station, Jänschwalde  Germany Lignite 23.7
1.187 Frimmersdorf Power Station, Grevenbroich  Germany Lignite 19.3
1.180 Weisweiler Power Station, Eschweiler  Germany Lignite 18.8
1.150 Neurath Power Station, Grevenbroich  Germany Lignite 17.9
1.150 Turów Power Station, Bogatynia  Poland Lignite 13.0
1.150 As Pontes Power Station, Ferrol  Spain Lignite 9.1
1.100 Boxberg Power Station, Boxberg, Saxony  Germany Lignite 15.5
1.090 Bełchatów Power Station, Bełchatów  Poland Lignite 30.1
1.070 Prunéřov Power Station, Prunéřov  Czech Republic Lignite 8.9
1.050 Sines Power Station, Sines  Portugal Hard Coal 8.7
1.000 Schwarze Pumpe power station, Spremberg  Germany Lignite 12.2
0.970 Longannet power station, Longannet  United Kingdom Hard Coal 10.1
0.950 Lippendorf Power Station, Lippendorf  Germany Lignite 12.4
0.940 Cottam power stations, Cottam  United Kingdom Hard Coal 10.0
0.930 Rybnik Power Station, Rybnik  Poland Hard Coal 8.6
0.915 Kozienice Power Station, Kozienice  Poland Hard Coal 10.8
0.900 Scholven Power Station, Scholven  Germany Hard Coal 10.7
0.900 West Burton power stations, Gainsborough  United Kingdom Hard Coal 8.9
0.900 Fiddlers Ferry power station, Fiddlers Ferry  United Kingdom Hard Coal & Oil 8.4
0.895 Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station, Ratcliffe-on-Soar  United Kingdom Hard Coal 7.8
0.892 Kingsnorth power station, Kingsnorth  United Kingdom Hard Coal & Oil 8.9
0.890 Brindisi Sud power station, Brindisi  Italy Coal 14.4
0.850 Drax Power Station, Long Drax  United Kingdom Hard Coal 22.8
0.840 Ferrybridge power stations, Ferrybridge  United Kingdom Hard Coal 8.9
0.840 GKW Mannheim power station, Mannheim  Germany Hard Coal 7.7
0.840 Eggborough power station, Eggborough  United Kingdom Hard Coal 7.6
0.624 Didcot A+B power station, Didcot  United Kingdom Hard Coal & Gas 9.5

EC list from 2009[4]

Power Station, Location Country emissions (mtCO2)
Bełchatów Power Station, Bełchatów  Poland 29.5
Niederaussem Power Station, Niederaussem  Germany 26.3
Jänschwalde Power Station, Jänschwalde  Germany 23.3
Drax Power Station  United Kingdom 19.9
Weisweiler Power Station, Eschweiler  Germany 19.0
Neurath Power Station, Grevenbroich  Germany 17.9
Frimmersdorf Power Station, Grevenbroich  Germany 16.8
Brindisi Sud Power Station  Italy 13.0
Agios Dimitrios Power Station, Agios Dimitrios, Kozani  Greece 12.9
Bohlen Power Station  Germany 12.8