State CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuel Combustion
This section provides state carbon dioxide (CO2) emission inventories from fossil fuel combustion, by end-use sector (commercial, industrial, residential, transportation, and electric power), in million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MMTCO2) from 1990 through 2015.
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Nationally, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion represented the largest source (77%) of total GWP–weighted emissions from all emission sources in 2015 (EPA 2017). Similarly, (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions within a state. While emissions from other sources (i.e. Industrial Processes, Solvents, Agriculture, Waste, and Land-Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry) are important and often significant within a state, they are not included in these estimates due to a lack of data availability, higher level of uncertainty in quantification methods, and smaller contribution to total emissions.
EPA developed these state-level CO2 estimates using (1) fuel consumption data from the DOE/EIA State Energy Data 2015 Consumption tables1 and (2) emission factors from the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks 1990-2015.
- EPA 2017. Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks 1990-2015. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. April 2017. EPA 430-P-17-001