Global and Selected Countries Carbon Intensity

Global and Selected Countries Carbon Intensity, 2010 – 2040F

Proof Point

U.S. Energy Information Administration expects global carbon intensity to decline 0.32% annually from 2010 to 2040, decreasing to 2.1 tCO2/toe

Global and Selected Countries Carbon Intensity

2010 - 2040F (ton of CO2 per ton of oil equivalent (tCO2/toe))

Proof Point Findings

  • Carbon Intensity – Amount of carbon dioxide emitted for energy consumption equivalent to that generated by burning one metric ton of oil
  • Decreasing World Carbon Intensity – Forecasted to decrease 0.32% annually between 2010 and 2040, from 2.31 tCO2/toe to 2.1 tCO2/toe
  • Significant Reduction in Emerging Markets – Estimated China and India's carbon intensity, among world's highest at 2.91 and 2.73 tCO2/toe in 2010, to decline annually by 0.77% and 0.46% from 2010 to 2040, respectively
  • Key Drivers – Include energy dependence shift from fossil fuels to renewable sources, international climate change agreements enforcement, continuous renewable installation projects globally, and proliferation of increasingly energy efficient machines and devices



Date Last Updated

March 1, 2017

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