Global CO2 emissions 2018-2050
The energy sector is one of the largest contributors to carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide is one of the primary gases that are emitted through burning fossil fuels. However, other emissions like sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulates may also be emitted, especially through burning coal. New coal plants in Asia have also pushed the growth in energy-related emissions. China is one of the largest emitters of energy-related emissions in the world. Despite the country’s move towards renewable energy sources, coal-fueled power still dominates its energy market. Despite efforts to reduce fossil fuel combustion, energy demand has still increased over recent years.