CO2 emissions from fuel combustion

2016 was a new year of stable CO2 emissions

Breakdown by country (MtCO2)

World

-5.8%

Drop of CO2 emissions in the United Kingdom in 2016.

2016 was a new year of stable CO2 emissions

For third consecutive years, global CO2-energy emissions have remained stable around 31.5 GtCO2. The stagnation observed in 2016 stemmed from both weak economic growth, reductions in energy intensity and changes in the fuel mix, and in particular the further decline of coal demand in China and the USA.
The reduced use of coal in China within its energy mix enabled the country to continue to stabilize its CO2 energy-related emissions which commenced in 2014.
The USA also recorded a drop of its emissions thanks to its ongoing move from coal to the less polluting natural gas. However, the 2016 reduction was half that of 2015.
Because of their challenging economic situation, Brazil and Venezuela have been among the largest contributors to CO2 emissions reduction, while the UK performed well thanks to the fall of its coal demand.
Conversely, the countries with coal intensive use such as India, Indonesia and Turkey have driven their emissions upward.

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08
Sep

Statoil's Dudgeon offshore wind project fully commissioned (UK)

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07
Sep

CFEnergia will deliver gas to Iberdrola's 866 MW El Carmen CCGT (Mexico)

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06
Sep

The 172 MW Clyde wind park facility extension has been completed (UK)

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has commissioned the Clyde Extension onshore wind park. The Clyde wind complex is located in South Lanarkshire (UK) and the original facility has a combined generating capacity of 349.6 MW from 152 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines. The Clyde Extension consists of 54 Siemens 3.2 MW turbines with a total capacity of 172.8 MW and increases the total capacity of the Clyde wind farm up to 522.4 MW.

05
Sep

DONG Energy's 659 MW Walney-3 wind project starts generating power (UK)

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