Power sector emissions worldwide

Statistics report on emissions from the electric power industry

Power sector emissions worldwide

This report covers greenhouse gas emissions from the global power sector - the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Chapters contain data on electricity generation and consumption, emissions on a global and country level, the most polluting sources of electricity generation, as well as information on decarbonizing the global power sector.

Table of contents


  • Premium Statistic Global greenhouse gas emissions 1970-2022
  • Premium Statistic Share of global greenhouse gas emissions 2021, by subsector
  • Basic Statistic Global CO₂ emissions 1970-2022, by sector
  • Premium Statistic Global distribution of CO₂ emissions 2022, by sector
  • Premium Statistic Breakdown of CO₂ emissions in select countries worldwide 2021, by sector


  • Basic Statistic Global electricity production 1990-2022
  • Premium Statistic Global electricity mix 2022, by energy source
  • Basic Statistic Global electricity consumption 1980-2022
  • Basic Statistic Global electricity consumption 2022, by country


  • Premium Statistic Global electricity generation emissions 2000-2022, by region
  • Premium Statistic Global electricity generation emissions 2022, by country
  • Premium Statistic Power sector emissions worldwide 2000-2022, by major economy
  • Premium Statistic Global power sector emissions intensity 2022, by select country
  • Premium Statistic Global power sector emissions per capita 2021, by select country


  • Basic Statistic Global power sector emissions 2000-2022, by source
  • Premium Statistic Regional power sector emission shares worldwide 2022, by source
  • Premium Statistic Power sector emission source shares worldwide 2022, by major economy
  • Premium Statistic Monthly global electricity generation emissions 2020-2023, by fuel type
  • Premium Statistic Coal power emissions worldwide 2000-2022, by select country
  • Premium Statistic Global GHG emissions from the most polluting power plants 2022


  • Premium Statistic Projected electricity generation worldwide 2015-2050
  • Premium Statistic Global fossil CO₂ emissions projections by sector 2000-2030
  • Premium Statistic GHG emission projections from the energy sector in the U.S. and China 2020-2050
  • Premium Statistic CO₂ intensity of electricity generation worldwide 2000-2050, by region
  • Premium Statistic Necessary global energy investments by climate scenario 2021-2050

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