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Spain Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions
Based on 2008 fossil-fuel CO2 emission estimates, Spain ranks as the 19th highest national emitter of CO2 with 90 million metric tons of carbon. Liquid fuels have been the dominant source of CO2 from Spain since 1966, contributing 53% of emissions in 2008 after averaging almost 70% in the mid-1970s. Coal was the dominant CO2 source before 1966 and still contributed 16% in 2008, although emissions from coal have changed little since the 1980s. Emissions from natural gas use have grown twenty-fold since 1980 and now result in a release from Spain of 22 million metric tons of carbon. Annual per capita emissions remain low, in contrast with those of most other Western European nations, at a rate of 2.02 metric tons of carbon.
CITE AS: Boden, T.A., G. Marland, and R.J. Andres. 2011. Global, Regional, and National Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tenn., U.S.A. doi 10.3334/CDIAC/00001_V2011