Lignite-Fired Electricity Generating Station, 3,000 MW
Peitz, Germany

Lignite, or brown coal, is the lowest quality coal with the highest percentage of contaminants.
It is used principally as fuel for steam-electric power
in situations where generation plants can be built adjacent to the source,
in order to cut down on resource transportation costs.

2014 Releases European Environmental Agency
Carbon dioxide (CO2)       24,200,000 t
Arsenic       114 kg
Chromium (as Cr)       249 kg
Copper (as Cu)       640 kg
Mercury (as Hg)       501 kg
Nickel (as Ni)       529 kg
Lead (as Pb)       849 kg
Particulate matter (PM10)       607 t
Nitrogen oxides (NOx/NO2)       19,500 t
Sulphur oxides (SOx/SO2)       20,900 t
Chlorine(as HCl)       87.3 t
Nitrous oxide (N2O)       299 t
Carbon monoxide (CO)       13,500 t