Emissions Factors

2019 edition
(released 11 September 2019)

This product (an Excel file) contains annual time series of CO2 emissions from electricity generation.

New!! (11 September 2019):  Release of 2019 edition

Note: This product was formerly included in the CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion online data service.

The Emissions Factors (2019 edition) includes the following indicators related to emissions from electricity and heat generation: 

  • CO2 emission factors from electricity and heat generation for world countries (in CO2 per kWh, 1990 to 2017).
  • CO2 emission factors from electricity only generation (CHP electricity included) for world countries (in CO2 per kWh,1990 to 2017).
  • Latest year emission factors for OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries based on provisional electricity generation data (in CO2 per kWh, 2018).
  • Correction factors for CO2 emissions induced by electricity losses in the grid (in CO2 per kWh,1990 to 2017).
  • Correction factors for CO2 emissions induced by electricity trade for OECD countries (in CO2 per kWh,1990 to 2017).
  • CH4 and N2O emission factors from electricity generation (in CO2eq per kWh,1990 to 2017). 
  • Emission factors for fuel consumption in other sectors than electricity and heat production (in CO2 per kg of fuel).

The methodology documentation and content description for the new indicators described above is available here

Please note that this product (in Excel format) will be sent separately by e-mail after purchase and is not accessible via the data service portal. 

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The 2020 edition of this service will be released in September 2020.

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