These graphs show the changes in Power emissions and growth in China, the EU, India, and the US
United States Emissions and generation
There was steady emissions and generation growth through the mid-2000s. Until recently, emissions grew in tandem with increasing electricity demand.
European Union Emissions and generation in the EU27
Emissions intensity fell fast enough that emissions declined overall, even though electricity generation grew.
India Greenhouse gas emissions and generation
Emissions largely tracked the growth in electricity generation.
China Greenhouse gas emissions and generation
Electricity generation and the associated CO₂ emissions increased significantly in the past three decades, with generation growth accelerating significantly in the tenth Five Year Plan (2001-2005). Since 2006, the growth in power demand has slowed slightly with CO₂ emissions following suit.