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  3. 2 consider that coal and gas generating units have the...

Question: 2 consider that coal and gas generating units have the...

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2. Consider that coal and gas generating units have the following features: Heat-rate 12,000 BTU/kWh Fuel Cost $2.00/MMBTU CO2 Emissions 2000 lbs/MWh Coal: Combine Cycle Gas: Heat-rate-7,000 BTUkWIh Fuel Cost - $6.00/MMBTU CO2 Emissions-1000 lbs/MWh Regulation is to be implemented to discourage the operation of coal generating plants because of the level of a coal plants CO2 emissions. One mechanism of doing this is to implement a CO2 tax on production of electricity. What dollar value should the regulation set the cost of CO2 tax in S/ton? Hints: MMBTU-1000,000 BTU 106 BTU metric ton- 2200 lbs It doesnt require other energy conversion factors to solve the problem.

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