International Comparison of Fossil Power Generation Efficiencies
- Mitsubishi Research Center, Japan
Ecofys compared the energy efficiency and carbon intensity of fossil-fired power generation in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the Nordic countries, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and the United States. The benchmark, based on weighted average efficiencies, shows that France, Nordic countries, Germany, United Kingdom and Ireland, and Japan performed best in terms of fossil-fired generating efficiency and are 10%, 10%, 9%, 8% and 8% above the average. China, Australia and India are 5%, 7% and 9% below average, respectively.
By improving the energy-efficiency of fossil power generation, the emissions can be reduced by 25% on average for the included countries.