IEA Releases Interactive Energy and Carbon Tracker

The new tool offers global insights for tracking the progress in the transition to low-carbon energy systems.

Illustration showing how carbon emissions can be tracked compared to oil production

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released an energy and carbon tracker, an interactive product that showcases a wide set of indicators to analyze historical trends of CO2 emissions, energy, power, and sectoral patterns at country level. Published in Excel format, it includes graphs of time series and analyses that allow for comparison by country.

The data are derived from the 2020 editions of the IEA World energy balances, CO2 emissions from fuel combustion, and energy efficiency indicators databases.

The tracker includes annual data from 1990 to 2019 for selected indicators for all OECD countries, the IEA family, and other selected countries; and up to 2018 for the global set of indicators for over 160 countries and regions. Graphs and data are included for the following parameters.

  • CO2 emissions by sector and by product
  • CO2 and energy-related socio-economic indicators
  • Total energy supply by source and by product
  • Sectoral shares in total final consumption
  • Power generation and sectoral CO2 emissions by product
  • Share of power generation by product
  • Drivers of CO2 emissions from electricity generation
  • Sectoral energy consumption by product
  • End-use energy consumption by sector

The interactive graphs showcase a set of indicators tracking CO2 emissions from fuel combustion, including a breakdown of the emissions into four macroeconomic factors—energy intensity, gross domestic product based on purchasing power parity (GDP PPP)/population, carbon intensity, and population.