development of CO2 emissions
While CO2 emissions in OECD Europe will increase by 12% under the Reference Scenario by 2050, in the Energy [R]evolution Scenario they will decrease from 4,060 million tonnes in 2005 to 880 m/t in 2050. Annual per capita emissions will drop from 7.6 tonnes to 1.6 t. In spite of the phasing out of nuclear energy and increasing demand, CO2 emissions will decrease in the electricity sector. In the long run efficiency gains and the increased use of renewable electricity in vehicles will reduce emissions in the transport sector. With a share of 14% of total CO2 in 2050, the power sector will drop below transport as the largest source of emissions.