What is the electricity emission factor?

7 May 2011

The CO2 emission that is linked to the production of electricity represents 40% of global fossil CO2 emissions (Fig. 1). These emissions are important mainly due to the part of fossil energies in the global electric mix. Coal alone represents 70% of the global CO2 emissions of electricity production. Therefore the coal required for the production of electricity represents 25% of the global CO2 emissions.

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