I compared the consequential and the average models by comparing the Chinese electricity mix represented in the consequential (substitution, consequential, long-term) and in the attributional (allocation, cut-off by classification) models. To my surprise the two mixes are identical, i.e. showing the same shares of power plant productions per kWh electricity. Even the market volume of the reference product is the same.
I would expect that the long-term consequential electricity mix of countries like China would look substantially different from the actual average mix today.
I then checked further countries like US, FR and CH with the same result: the consequential mix equals the average mix.
And also the consequential and the attributional unit process data of the production of Diesel in a European refinery and of the global petroleum market are identical.
It seems as if substantial parts of the consequential model are in reality duplicates of the attributional model.
Can you confirm this or highlight the datasets/markets with major differences?
Thank you very much in advance.