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Key threshold for electricity emissions

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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Figure 1: Carbon intensity of electricity generation.


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Kennedy, C. Key threshold for electricity emissions. Nature Clim Change 5, 179–181 (2015).

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