Decomposition analysis of the main factors influencing the CO2 emissions from public electricity and heat production between 1990 and 2004
Aggregating both effects provides the actual emission changes. Fuel combustion intensity describes the effect resulting from a change in the amount of fuel used in public power plants. Fossil fuel combustion intensity describes the effect resulting from a change in the amount of fossil fuels used in public power plants (e.g. increased use of biomass). Carbon intensity describes the effect resulting from a change to less carbon intensive fossil fuels in public power plants (e.g. shift from coal to oil or gas).
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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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