Decomposition analysis of the main factors influencing the CO2 emissions from public electricity and heat production (1990-2006)
Aggregating both effects provides the actual emission changes. Fuel efficiency describes the effect resulting from changes in the amount of fuel used in public power and heat plants per unit of electricity and heat produced. Share of biomass describes the effect resulting from changes in the share of biomass in total fuel used in public power and heat plants. Shift from coal/oil to gas describes the effect resulting from the shift to less carbon-intensive fossil fuels in public power plants.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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