Power generation intensity

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The charts below plot power generation vs intensity. Intensity measures the kilograms of CO2 emitted when producing 1 Megawatt-hour of electricity. Different technologies have different intensity measures. Hydro dams, wind turbines, solar panels and nuclear plants are CO2-free, thus have zero intensity. Natural gas fired power plants have intensity of around 300-800Kg/MWh. Everything above are coal or oil fired power plants. The y-axis depicts the total annual power generation.

The curves below can be used to assess the power generation portfolio of a country or a region. In brief: the bigger the green area - the more sustainable the portfolio.

For example, approximately 75% of South American power generation is carbon-free, while only around 35% of power generation in the North America's is.

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