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The percentage of electricity that is generated domestically from low-carbon sources.

33.8% of global electricity is generated from Coal


Is Coal a low-carbon energy source?

No, due to its relatively high lifecycle emissions, Coal is considered to be a high-carbon energy source.

The median estimate of lifecycle emissions from Coal is 820 gCO2eq / kWh. Where do our emissions numbers come from?

Wind11 gCO2eq / kWhLow-carbon
Nuclear12 gCO2eq / kWhLow-carbon
Hydropower24 gCO2eq / kWhLow-carbon
Geothermal38 gCO2eq / kWhLow-carbon
Solar45 gCO2eq / kWhLow-carbon
Biofuels230 gCO2eq / kWhLow-carbon
Gas490 gCO2eq / kWhHigh-carbon / fossil fuel
Oil650 gCO2eq / kWhHigh-carbon / fossil fuel
Coal820 gCO2eq / kWhHigh-carbon / fossil fuel

Most significant producers of electricity from Coal

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