Who Produces the Most of CO2 from Electricity and Heat?

CO2 Emissions from Electricity and Heat Production (Mt), 2011 or latest
Energy & Utility | March 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 128 countries in 2011, China ranked the highest in CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production with 4,266 Mt followed by USA and Russia. On the other end of the scale was Nepal with 0.010 Mt, Dem. Republic of the Congo with 0.030 Mt and Togo with 0.030 Mt.

Total CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production reached 14,705 Mt in 2011 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 3.83 % more than in the previous year and 27.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production reached an all time high of 14,705 Mt in 2011 and an all time low of 8,608 Mt in 1990. The average annual growth amounted to 2.58 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 29.0 % of CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 52.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 74.8 % in 2011.

Data for more countries are available at CO2 Emissions from Electricity and Heat Production indicator page.

CO2 Emissions from Electricity and Heat Production Unit 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Australia Mt 224 228 235 245 256
Canada Mt 190 183 190 190 171
China Mt 2,670 3,001 3,294 3,369 3,555
Germany Mt 367 372 384 363 334
India Mt 686 742 821 851 907
Japan Mt 512 502 557 515 476
Jordan Mt 512 502 557 515 476
Mexico Mt 169 166 172 163 169
Poland Mt 169 175 172 167 159
Russia Mt 934 979 953 948 879
Saudi Arabia Mt 176 182 184 199 207
South Africa Mt 210 211 219 246 226
South Korea Mt 225 233 250 263 283
USA Mt 2,733 2,670 2,732 2,672 2,447
United Kingdom Mt 240 245 240 233 207