development of CO2 emissions
Whilst China’s emissions of CO2 will almost triple under the Reference Scenario, under the Energy [R]evolution Scenario they will decrease from 4,400 million tonnes in 2005 to 3,200 m/t in 2050. Annual per capita emissions will drop from 3.4 tonnes to 2.3 t. In spite of 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 even reduce CO2 emissions in the transport sector. With a share of 50% of total CO2 in 2050, the power sector will remain the largest source of emissions.