Energy-related CO dioxide emissions decreased in many states from 2005 to 2015

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The United States has a opposite appetite landscape that is reflected in differences in state-level emissions profiles. Between 2005 and 2015, energy-related CO dioxide (CO2) emissions decreased in 43 states (including a District of Columbia) and increasing in 8 states. On a per capita basis, energy-related CO2 emissions decreased in 49 states (including a District of Columbia) and increasing in 2 states (Louisiana and Nebraska) between 2005 and 2015. EIA’s latest data on state-level energy-related CO2 emissions embody information orderly by fuel and by sector.

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EIA’s research measures emissions expelled during a plcae where hoary fuels are consumed. When fuels are used in one state to beget electricity that is consumed in another state, for example, emissions are attributed to a state where a era occurs.

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The 10 states with a top sum energy-related CO2 emissions in 2015 accounted for half of a U.S. total. These 10 states also have vast populations and comment for somewhat some-more than half (51%) of a nation’s sum population. California was a second-highest emitter in comprehensive terms (364 million metric tons of CO dioxide, or MMmt CO2), behind Texas (626 MMmt CO2). However, California was also a third-lowest emitter on a per capita basis, behind a District of Columbia and New York. Two states with comparatively tiny populations, Wyoming and North Dakota, had most aloft levels of per capita emissions—nearly 7 and 5 times a inhabitant average, respectively—because both states are vast appetite producers and, therefore, evacuate CO2 associated to a prolongation of coal, oil, and healthy gas.

Energy-related CO2 emissions are a outcome of coal, petroleum, and healthy gas consumed within a state to furnish electricity (36% of U.S. total), to ride products or people (35%), to work industrial processes (18%), or to directly fuel apparatus in residential and blurb buildings (11%). The expenditure levels by fuel and by zone change extremely by state. For example, in 2015 spark expenditure accounted for 75% of energy-related CO2 emissions in West Virginia, although, in California, spark usually accounted for 1% of emissions.

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Consumption of petroleum in Hawaii and Vermont accounted for 92% and 89% of energy-related CO2 emissions respectively, though for opposite reasons. In both states, emissions from a travel zone accounted for some-more than half of energy-related emissions. In Vermont, a non-electric (or direct) residential share of sum emissions was 23%, mostly from a use of petroleum-based fuels such as heating oil to fuel furnaces and H2O heaters. Vermont had probably no electric energy zone CO2 emissions in 2015. Hawaii, on a other hand, has really small approach use of petroleum for residential heating though most aloft use of petroleum for energy generation.

Source: EIA

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