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High income OECD countries Compared by Environment > Climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > Million metric tons

DEFINITION: CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total (million metric tons). CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production is the sum of three IEA categories of CO2 emissions: (1) Main Activity Producer Electricity and Heat which contains the sum of emissions from main activity producer electricity generation, combined heat and power generation and heat plants. Main activity producers (formerly known as public utilities) are defined as those undertakings whose primary activity is to supply the public. They may be publicly or privately owned. This corresponds to IPCC Source/Sink Category 1 A 1 a. For the CO2 emissions from fuel combustion (summary) file, emissions from own on-site use of fuel in power plants (EPOWERPLT) are also included. (2) Unallocated Autoproducers which contains the emissions from the generation of electricity and/or heat by autoproducers. Autoproducers are defined as undertakings that generate electricity and/or heat, wholly or partly for their own use as an activity which supports their primary activity. They may be privately or publicly owned. In the 1996 IPCC Guidelines, these emissions would normally be distributed between industry, transport and "other" sectors. (3) Other Energy Industries contains emissions from fuel combusted in petroleum refineries, for the manufacture of solid fuels, coal mining, oil and gas extraction and other energy-producing industries. This corresponds to the IPCC Source/Sink Categories 1 A 1 b and 1 A 1 c. According to the 1996 IPCC Guidelines, emissions from coke inputs to blast furnaces can either be counted here or in the Industrial Processes source/sink category. Within detailed sectoral calculations, certain non-energy processes can be distinguished. In the reduction of iron in a blast furnace through the combustion of coke, the primary purpose of the coke oxidation is to produce pig iron and the emissions can be considered as an industrial process. Care must be taken not to double count these emissions in both Energy and Industrial Processes. In the IEA estimations, these emissions have been included in this category.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United States 2,478.03 2011
2 Japan 561.21 2011
3 Germany 350.51 2011
4 South Korea 338.7 2011
5 Australia 241.7 2011
6 United Kingdom 196.7 2011
7 Poland 165.67 2011
8 Canada 165.62 2011
9 Italy 151.92 2011
10 Spain 101.11 2011
11 Netherlands 66.76 2011
12 Czech Republic 65.36 2011
13 France 60.44 2011
14 Greece 45.55 2011
15 Israel 45.34 2011
16 Chile 31.91 2011
17 Finland 28.84 2011
18 Austria 24.69 2011
19 Belgium 24.23 2011
20 Denmark 20.24 2011
21 Portugal 19.65 2011
22 Estonia 15.48 2011
23 Norway 13.84 2011
24 Slovakia 13.36 2011
25 Ireland 12 2011
26 Sweden 10.58 2011
27 New Zealand 7.96 2011
28 Slovenia 6.17 2011
29 Switzerland 3.71 2011
30 Luxembourg 1.08 2011
31 Iceland 0.0 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > Million metric tons. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Energy Agency. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/High-income-OECD-countries/Environment/Climate-change/CO2-emissions-from-electricity-and-heat-production,-total/Million-metric-tons

High income OECD countries Compared by Environment > Climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > Million metric tons

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Interesting observations about Environment > Climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > Million metric tons

  • Russia ranked first for climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > million metric tons amongst Europe in 2011.
  • United States ranked first for climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > million metric tons amongst Christian countries in 2011.
  • Germany ranked first for climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > million metric tons amongst European Union in 2011.
  • China ranked first for climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > million metric tons amongst Cold countries in 2011.
  • Saudi Arabia ranked first for climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > million metric tons amongst Muslim countries in 2011.
  • India ranked first for climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > million metric tons amongst Hot countries in 2011.
  • Japan ranked second for climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > million metric tons amongst High income OECD countries in 2011.
  • Mexico ranked first for climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > million metric tons amongst Catholic countries in 2011.
  • United Kingdom ranked second for climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > million metric tons amongst NATO countries in 2011.
  • France ranked last for climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > million metric tons amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2011.
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