Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 1990 – 2040F

Proof Point

U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts global energy-related CO2 emissions to reach 43 billion metric tons in 2040, 68% coming from Non-OECD countries

Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions

1990 – 2040F (billion metric tons)

Proof Point Findings

  • Carbon Dioxide Emissions – Emissions from fossil fuel combustion (e.g. liquid fuels, natural gas, coal) and petroleum feedstocks
  • Global CO2 Emissions – Estimated to grow annually by 1.41% between 1990 and 2040, reaching 43 billion metric tons
  • OECD Countries – Anticipated to minimize emission growth from 1990 to 2040, only increasing 0.35% annually, as more developed OECD countries shift focus to renewable sources, backed by stronger government support
  • Non-OECD Countries – Forecasted to contribute 29 billion metric tons of CO2 emissions or 68% of total by 2040, from 9.85 billion metric tons or 46% in 1990, as energy demand among developing nations continue to increase
  • CO2 Emission Leaders – U.S. (OECD) and China (Non-OECD) contribute biggest share in emissions, accounting for more than 40% of world total in 2012





Date Last Updated

March 2, 2017

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