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hurbutun Jun 23, 2017 02:45 PM
Hello,

For a publication in my PhD research I was checking CO2 intensity of electricity production in Europe and I found the following figures:
2013
https://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/assessment
2014
https://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/#write-to-us

There is a huge difference between these 2 plots. Could you please tell me what is the reason for that? Which data is more reliable?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Best,

Hur
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EEA Jun 26, 2017 11:34 AM
Hello,

The first figure (the first link) was including only the average CO2 intensity of fossil energy generation. This was explained in the methodology of the indicator presented in the past.

The new version of our respective energy indicator (ENER038, second link) illustrates the average CO2 intensity of all electricity generation. This includes also electricity obtained from nuclear and renewable energy sources. As these particular technologies are counted as ‘low carbon’ energy sources, the CO2 intensity of the average electricity generation has gone down in the updated indicator.

Kind regards.
 
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