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16. Sources of electricity in Latin America and the Caribbean


While Central America and the Caribbean have a very carbon intense electricity production, even more intense than North America and Europe, South America has the lowest carbon intense electricity production . Between 1990 and 1999, emissions from electricity and heat production in fthe Caribbean and Central America increased by more than 50% and is the sector with highest emissions, closely followed by transport.
(WRI: Climate Analysis Indicators Tool
WRI: Earth Trends, Greenhouse gas emissions by sector 2003)