Key Messages


1. From the energy sector, electricity generation was the largest emitting category in 2005-2015. It accounted for 68.3% of the total emissions from the energy sector (excluding industrial energy use) in 2015, followed by the transport sector (which contributed to 17.8% of emissions).
2. Coal (followed by diesel) was the fuel that contributed most to emissions from the energy sector in the 2005-2015 period, contributing to 65% of the emissions in 2015.
3. The transport sector has been growing rapidly at a Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.4%, followed by electricity generation at 5.7%, between the years 2005 to 2015.

This report is part of GHG Platform India, comprising Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP); Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW); Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia (ICLEI); SHAKTI Sustainable Energy Foundation; and Vasudha Foundation; and World Resources Institute - India.

GHG Emission Estimates from the Energy Sector in India at the Sub-national Level