Updated comparison of fossil power efficiency and CO2 intensity

Published: 01/08/2011

This study is an update of the analysis “International comparison of fossil power generation and CO2 intensity”. The purpose of this study on behalf of the Mitsubishi Research Centre is to compare the energy efficiency and CO2-intensity of fossil-fired power generation for Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway aggregated), South Korea, United Kingdom and Ireland (aggregated), and United States.

This is done by calculating separate benchmark indicators for the energy efficiency of gas-, oil and coal-fired power generation. These indicators are aggregated to an overall benchmark for fossil-fired power generation. The benchmark indicators are based on deviations from average energy efficiencies. For the comparison of CO2 intensity, Canada and Italy are added as additional countries.