TOP 20 CO2 Emitting Countries - Emissions from energy consumption

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Zeynep Kahraman, TSP team


International data for carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of energy include emissions due to the consumption of petroleum, natural gas, and coal, and also from natural gas flaring. This graph presents the amount of carbon dioxide emissions emitted in particular countries or regions from energy consumption. Carbon dioxide emissions are calculated for each individual fuel, with some refinements that are detailed in EIA’s website, by applying carbon emission coefficients - or million metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted per quadrillion Btu of fuel consumed - to international consumption and flaring data.

Data Source:

- US EIA Historical Statistics for 1980-2010

 U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Statistics, Go to EIA database data accessed 14th of December 2012.

Context and definitions

International data for carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of energy do not include emissions from geothermal power generation, cement production and other industrial process, or municipal solid waste combustion.

You can change the measurement of GHG emissions between units of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent and carbon (C) equivalent.

Measurement Unit: Million metric tons of carbon (MtCO2) converted to GtCO2, KtCO2, MtC, GtC and KtC.

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