International comparison of fossil power efficiency and CO2 intensity
The purpose of this study is to compare the generating efficiency and CO2-intensity of fossil-fired power plants for Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway aggregated), South Korea, United Kingdom and Ireland (aggregated), and the United States. This is done by calculating separate benchmark indicators for the generating efficiency of gas-, oil- and coal-fired power plants. Additionally, an overall benchmark for fossil-fired power generation is determined. The benchmark indicators are based on deviations from average generating efficiencies. The study is mainly based on data from the IEA Energy Balances (2014 edition).