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Key threshold for electricity emissions

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To reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in the short term, and catalyse longer-term cuts, countries should reduce the carbon intensity of electricity generation to below a universal target of 600 tCO2e GWh−1 by 2020.

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The author is grateful for reviews by Daniel Hoornweg and Jan Corfee-Morlot.

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  1. Christopher Kennedy is in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, 35 St George Street, Toronto, Ontario M4J 3K1, Canada

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