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Emissions - Nitrous oxide emissions in energy sector

(thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent)

The United States of America is the top country by nitrous oxide emissions in energy in the world. As of 2008, nitrous oxide emissions in energy in the United States of America was 65,719.1 thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent that accounts for 23.98 % of the world's nitrous oxide emissions in energy. The top 5 countries (others are China, India, Japan, and Russian Federation) account for 58.43 % of it. The world's total nitrous oxide emissions in energy was estimated at 274,027.5 thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent in 2008.

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Nitrous oxide emissions from energy processes are emissions produced by the combustion of fossil fuels and biofuels.