How much carbon dioxide is produced from running a microwave (1500 watts) for 10 minutes per day for one month?

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Microwave oven never produce carbon dioxide while cooking !!!!

  • 1 month ago

    depends on where your electric utility gets its power from. Average numbers below.

    10 min is 1/6 an hour, so that is 1.5 kW x 1/6 hour/day = 0.25 kWhr/day

    0.25 kWhr/day x 30 day/mo = 7.5 kWhr/mo

    from below:

    1.87 billion metric tons CO₂ per 4.17 trillion kWh electric power 


    1.87 metric tons CO₂ per 4.17 thousand kWh electric power 


    1.87 kg CO₂ per 4.17 kWh electric power 

    7.5 kWhr/mo x 1.87 kg CO₂ / 4.17 kWh = 3.36 kg/mo 

    In 2018, total U.S. electricity generation by the electric power industry of 4.17 trillion kilowatthours (kWh) from all energy sources resulted in the emission of 1.87 billion metric tons—2.06 billion short tons—of carbon dioxide (CO₂). 

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