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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP)

GHGRP 2012: Other Sectors

Other Sectors iconThis sector consists of underground coal mines, electronics manufacturing, electrical equipment manufacturing and electrical transmission and distribution systems. The sector also includes stationary fuel combustion from miscellaneous commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities not covered under other sectors (e.g., ethanol production, food processing, and other manufacturing processes). Emissions from industrial waste landfills and industrial wastewater treatment at these facilities are included in the waste sector.

Other Sector — Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reported to the GHGRP
(all emissions values presented in million metric tons CO2e)
  2010 2011 2012
Number of facilities: 1,039 1,392 1,419
Total emissions (CO2e): 89 129 123
Emissions by greenhouse gas (CO2e)
• Carbon dioxide (CO2): 89 91 88
• Methane (CH4): 0.1 30 27
• Nitrous oxide (N2O): 0.4 0.5 0.6
• Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs): NR 0.2 0.2
• Perfluorocarbons (PFCs): NR 2.5 2.3
• Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6): NR 4.8 3.9
• Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3): NR 0.7 0.7
  • Totals may not equal sum of individual GHGs due to independent rounding.
  • NR means that this value was not reported for the 2010 reporting year.

Process emissions from underground coal mines, electronics manufacturing, electrical equipment manufacturing and electrical transmission and distribution systems were reported beginning in 2011. These emissions are included in the table above. Emissions from these source categories totaled 40 million metric tons CO2e in 2011 and 36 million metric tons CO2e in 2012.

CO2e emissions from the combustion of biomass are NOT included in emissions totals provided above.

Select the industry subsectors in the table below for more information on that subsector.

Industry Subsector 2012 Number of Reporters 2012 Emissions (million metric tons)
Miscellaneous combustion
• Food Processing 316 31
• Ethanol Production 166 17
• Other Manufacturing 285 16
• Universities 113 8.9
• Military 44 2.6
• Other Combustion 166 11
Underground Coal Mines 151 28
Electronics Manufacturing 53 5.1
Production and Use of Electrical Equipment
• Electrical Equipment Manufacturers 6 0.2
• Electrical Equipment Use 123 3.4

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