Breakdown by country (kCO2/$2015p)

World

-4.2%

Decline in CO2 intensity in the European Union in 2018.

Regular slowdown in global CO2 intensity reduction over years since 1990 (-1.6%)

In 2018, the CO2 intensity decreased by 1.7%, indicating progress when compared to the 2000-2017 average (-1.5%/year), but not enough to be in track with Paris agreement objectives. The relationship between emissions and the economy indicated that the expansion of the global economy outweighed the rise in emissions. The CO2 intensity improved in large emitting countries such as China (at one third of its CO2 intensity in 1990) and India, indicating a possibility to proper economically whilst reducing reliance on CO2-intensive processes. In the European Union – the least CO2-intense region worldwide – it decreased by 4.2% in 2018, spurred by lower emissions in a majority of EU Member States such as France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
On the contrary, CO2 intensity slightly increased in 2018 in North America (+0.2%) and grew significantly in Russia (+2.1%) and in Africa (around +3% in Algeria and Nigeria).

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07
Oct

US crude oil exports rose by 50% in the first half of 2019

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), US crude oil exports continued to increase in the first half of 2019, rising to an average of 2.9 mb/d (+50% compared to the same period of 2018) and reaching a record-high monthly average of 3.2 mb/d in June 2019. Canada remained the largest importer of US crude oil (over 450 kb/d, +3% compared to the first half of 2018), whereas exports to China fell by 64% to 248 kb/d over escalating trade tensions. US crude oil exports to other destinations surged, especially in South Korea (+246% to nearly 400 kb/d), India (+114% to over 380 kb/d) and the Netherlands (+192% to over 260 kb/d). Overall, US export to Asian countries grew by 58% (+472 kb/d).

12
Sep

USGS survey points out 1.5 Tcm of gas hydrate resources in Alaska (US)

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) latest 3D seismic mapping, the Alaska North Slope contains 1,523 bcm (53,800 bcf) of technically recoverable natural gas hydrate (methane ice) resources stored within gas hydrate formations. The resources are located on a depth range of 200-1,200 m. Ressources are assumed to be tackled by using conventional technology. As there are no exploration fields on gas hydrate formation, its commercial viability is unknown.

03
Sep

Australia's rising LNG production pushes GHG emissions upward

According to the Australian government, Australia’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reached 538.9 MtCO2eq (+0.6%) for the year to March 2019. The growth is largely due to a 19% increase in LNG exports and to a higher steel and aluminum production. Without the impact of LNG production on emissions (+4.7 MtCO2eq), domestic GHG emissions would have fallen, as the growth in wind and solar power generation contributed to a 2.1% drop in GHG emissions from the power sector.  GHG emissions in Australia, which pledged to reduce its emissions by at least 26% from 2005 levels by 2030 under the Paris Climate Accord, stood 11.7% below their 2005 level in the year to March 2019.

26
Aug

China added 11.4 GW of new solar PV capacity in the first half of 2019

According to the Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA), a total of 11.4 GW of new solar PV capacities was connected to the Chinese grid in the first half of 2019, i.e. less than half of the capacity added in the same period in 2018 (24 GW). The new capacity raised the country's total solar PV capacity to 186 GW (+20% increase compared to the first half of 2018). Centralised PV power plants capacity rose by 6.8 GW (+16%) to 130 GW, while distributed capacity surged by nearly 4.6 GW (+31%) to 55 GW.


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