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Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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This page contains resources for state and local planners interested in estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the on-road transportation sector and assessing the potential of on-road travel efficiency strategies for reducing both greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions.

Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Using MOVES for Estimating State and Local Inventories of On-Road Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Consumption (PDF)(2 pp, 912 K, EPA-420-B-16-059, June 2016)
    This technical guidance describes how to use EPA's MOVES2014/2014a models to estimate greenhouse gas emissions and/or energy consumption from on-road vehicles in a state or metropolitan area. This guidance replaces the November 2012 version that was previously available on this website.
  • Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) is a state-of-the-science emission modeling system that estimates emissions for mobile sources at the national, county, and project level for criteria air pollutants, greenhouse gases, and air toxics.
  • EPA’s Estimating Emission Reductions from Travel Efficiency Strategies page contains information on EPA’s Travel Efficiency Assessment Method (TEAM) and case studies. TEAM is a methodology to estimate the potential greenhouse gas, vehicle miles travelled (VMT), and criteria pollutant emission reductions from travel efficiency strategies
  • EPA’s Green Vehicle Guide contains information and tools that can help people make greener choices when it comes to transportation. In addition to green vehicle search capabilities and tips, the content also covers GHG and smog emissions from typical passenger vehicles, basic information on advanced technology vehicles and fuels, and emerging personal mobility options.