Greenhouse gas production

Carbon dioxide emissions

As detailed on page 8 (Project Need and Justification) in the Director-General’s Environment Assessment Report:

“The estimated emission intensity for the Dalton Power Project plant operating at 15 percent capacity would be 800 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per gigawatt hour.”

“Black coal-fired power stations in NSW have been shown to produce in the order of 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per gigawatt hour. ”

As detailed on Page 55 (Greenhouse Gas Emissions) in the Director-General’s Environment Assessment Report:

“The primary greenhouse gas to be emitted by the project is carbon dioxide. The Proponent concluded that based on an operating duty of 15 percent per annum, the power station would emit between approximately 0.7 metric tonnes (Stage 1) to 1.5 metric tonnes (Stage 2) of carbon dioxide equivalent (using F Class turbines) at an emissions intensity of approximately 791 kilograms carbon dioxide equivalent per megawatt hour.”

Other pollution emitted

As detailed on Page 30 (Local Operating Impacts) in the Director-General’s Environment Assessment Report:

“The primary atmospheric pollutants emitted from the turbines would be nitrogen, oxygen, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, water vapour, and low concentrations of sulphur dioxide, particulate matter (PM10) and formaldehyde.”