This analytical report prsents the evolution of the CO2 emissions of the energy sector. The energy sector contributes about 40 percent of global emissions of CO2. Three-quarters of those emissions come from six major economies. Although coal-fired plants account for just 40 percent of world energy production, they were responsible for more than 70 percent of energy-sector emissions in 2010. Despite improvements in some countries, the global CO2 emission factor for energy generation has hardly changed over the last 20 years.
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Topics: Energy, Mitigation, Technology
Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document
Publication date: 2014