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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31
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US LNG exports reach 119 mcm/d in the first five months of 2019

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), US LNG exports have been rising steadily since 2017, to 4.7 bcf/d (133 mcm/d) in May 2019. The recent LNG exports level makes the United States the third-largest LNG exporter in the first five months of the year with an average of 4.2 bcf/d (119 mcm/d), over the January-May 2019 period. The United States expects to remain the third-largest LNG exporter in the world in 2019-2020, behind Australia and Qatar.

30
Jul

Iran's renewable power capacity reached 760 MW in July 2019

According to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization of Iran (also known as SATBA), Iran's installed renewable power capacity reached 760 MW in July 2019. Most of this renewable capacity consists of solar PV (330 MW) and wind (300 MW). Currently, there are 115 renewable power plants operational in the country and another 32 facilities under construction, which will add 380 MW. According to the Energy Ministry of Iran, renewables have attracted more than IRR124,000bn (US$2.9bn) of investment in recent years and now cover nearly 1% of the power mix, allowing Iran to reduce its gas consumption by 1 bcm/year so far.

30
Jul

17 GW of US coal-fired power capacity will be retired by 2025

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), operators of coal-fired power plants announced the retirement of 546 coal-fired power units totalling 102 GW of capacity between 2010 and the first quarter of 2019. The majority of retirements came in 2015, with 15 GW (mostly 130 MW units with 56 years of operation), followed by 2018 with 13 GW (mostly 350 MW units with 46 years of operation). Another 17 GW of coal-fired capacity will be retired in the United States by the end of 2025, including 7 GW by the end of 2019.

18
Jul

India's renewable power capacity reaches 80 GW

According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of India, renewable power capacity in India has exceeded the 80 GW mark, with 80,460 MW of renewable capacity operational as of 30 June 2019, including 29,550 MW of solar capacity and 36,370 MW of wind power capacity. In addition, power purchase agreements (PPAs) have already been signed for an additional 9.2 GW of solar power projects.


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