Energy Related GHG Emissions as of end of 2023

The following statistics were collected in early 2024 for Global energy-related (not just electricity) CO2 emissions:

  1. In 2023 the total emissions were 37.4 billion tons
  2. It increased in 2023 by 410 million tons (1.1% rise).  In 2022 the increase was 490 million tons.
  3. 40% of the rise in 2023 can be attributed to an exceptional shortfall in hydropower due to extreme droughts in China, the US, and several other economies