Sources of Carbon Emissions
70% of global energy demand is currently met through the burning of carbon-based fuels such as coal and natural gas, and this demand is predicted to double by 20351. A central issue to this carbon emissions problem is the fact that large stationary sources of CO2, such as coal-fired power plants, cement plants and aluminum plants, account for half of all total emissions globally2. This leads to the inescapable fact that, in order to effectively address the climate change challenge, emissions from these large sources must be reduced.
1U.S. Energy Information Administration
2International Energy Agency (IEA) GHG Program