GHGRP 2010: Reported Data
For reporting year 2010, over 6,200 facilities in nine industry sectors reported 3.2 billion tons carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) of direct emissions. The facilities reported direct emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases. In 2011, twelve additional sources began monitoring GHG data and will report GHG data in 2012.
EPA prepares the annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (Inventory) report to track total national emissions of greenhouse gases. The Inventory presents national estimates of GHG emissions starting in 1990 and for each subsequent year. The GHGRP represents a subset of the national estimates and covered roughly 80 percent of total U.S. GHG emissions in 2010. The GHGRP’s coverage will increase to 85-90% of total U.S. GHG emissions in 2012. More information.
2010 Data Highlights Reported to GHGRP
All 2010 data presented here reflects data reported to the GHGRP as of 4/6/12.
- 2010 Reporting: Location of direct-emitting facilities
- Most of the 2010 reported greenhouse gas emissions were from combustion.
- About 5% of the facilities emitted 60% of 2010 reported emissions.
- Power plants accounted for about 73% of 2010 reported emissions.
- Approximately 800 suppliers reported more than 3 billion metric tons CO2e.
Select the industry sectors in the table below for a profile of sector emissions.
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Table 1: GHGRP Sector Classifications
|Industry Sector||Number of Reporters||Emissions (million metric tons CO2e)|
|Government and Commercial||172||14|
|• Other Government||8||0.4|
|• Adipic Acid Production||2||5.9|
|• Ammonia Manufacturing||22||25.2|
|• HCFC-22 Production and HFC-23 Destruction Processes Production||5||6.9|
|• Hydrogen Production||101||32.5|
|• Nitric Acid Production||36||12.7|
|• Petrochemical Production||63||50.1|
|• Phosphoric Acid Production||10||1.9|
|• Silicon Carbide Production||1||0.1|
|• Soda Ash Manufacturing||4||5.1|
|• Titanium Dioxide Production||7||2.5|
|• Other Chemicals||321||29.1|
|• Aluminum Production||9||4.8|
|• Ferroalloy Production||10||2.3|
|• Iron and Steel Production||123||82.8|
|• Lead Production||12||0.9|
|• Zinc Production||6||0.8|
|• Other Metals||109||8.5|
|• Cement Production||97||54.1|
|• Glass Production||108||8.1|
|• Lime Manufacturing||70||29.1|
|• Other Minerals||77||3.4|
|Pulp and Paper||228||47|
|• Pulp and Paper Manufacturing||110||32.9|
|• Other Paper Producers||118||13.7|
|• Oil and Natural Gas||973||78.9|
|• Food Processing||277||31.4|
|• Ethanol Production||158||17.4|
|• Other Industrial||205||20|
* Biogenic emissions are NOT included in the total emissions.
Suppliers: 2010 Reporting
For calendar year 2010, approximately 800 suppliers reported more than 3 billion metric tons CO2e.
Suppliers are those entities that supply products into the economy which if combusted, released or oxidized emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These fuels and industrial gases are not emitted from the supplier facility but instead distributed throughout the country and used. An example of this is gasoline, which is sold in the U.S. and primarily burned in cars throughout the country. The majority of GHG emissions associated with the transportation, residential and commercial sectors are accounted for by these suppliers.
Reported emissions may or may not be totally emitted in the future. However, the data from suppliers provide important information on the structure and flow of greenhouse gas products through the economy. In addition, reporting by fossil fuel and industrial gas suppliers can account for greenhouse gas emissions by the many low-emitting sources that are not required to report emissions under the GHGRP. Emissions reported by suppliers can be accessed through the suppliers section of the Greenhouse Gas Data Publication Tool.
How You Can Obtain the GHGRP Data
Use the data publication tool to view maps of facility locations, obtain summary data for individual facilities, create customized searches, and display search results graphically.
Download files with all the emissions and non-confidential data in Excel format.