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All sectors contributing to restrain CO2 emissions growth


All sectors contributing to restrain CO2 emissions growth

  • Electricity generation accounts for about 40 percent of energy-related CO2 emissions; a shift to less carbon-intensive sources of electricity (e.g. wind, solar, nuclear and natural gas) will help reduce the CO2 intensity of delivered electricity by more than 30 percent
  • Transportation represents about 25 percent of CO2 emissions, and this share is likely to grow modestly to 2040 driven by expanding commercial transportation activity
  • Light-duty vehicle CO2 emissions are expected to decline close to 10 percent from 2025 to 2040 as more efficient conventional vehicles and electric cars gain significant share
  • Industrial sector activities account for about 30 percent of CO2 emissions; over the outlook, efficiency gains and growing use of less carbon-intensive energy will help reduce industrial CO2 emissions relative to GDP by about 50 percent