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Carbon Emissions in the Paper Industry

The Industry at a Glance, 1994
(SIC Code: 26)
Total Energy-Related Emissions: 31.6 million metric tons of carbon (MMTC)
     -- Pct. of All Manufacturers: 8.5%
Total First Use of Energy: 2,665 trillion Btu
     -- Pct. of All Manufacturers: 12.3%
     -- Pct. Renewable Energy: 47.7%
Carbon Intensity: 11.88 MMTC per quadrillion Btu
Renewable Energy Sources (no net emissions):
     -- Pulping liquor: 882 trillion Btu
     -- Wood chips and bark: 389 trillion Btu

Energy Information Administration, "1994 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey" and Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 1998
Energy-Related Carbon Emissions, 1994
Source of Carbon Carbon Emissions
(million metric tons)
All Energy Sources 31.6
Net Electricity 11.0
Natural Gas 8.3
Coal 7.8
Residual Fuel Oil 3.7
All Other Sources 0.9
Energy Information Administration, "1994 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey" and Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 1998

Energy-Related Carbon Emissions for Selected Paper Industries, 1994. Paper and paperboard mills emit over 80 percent of the energy-related carbon in the paper industry.
Emissions for Selected Paper Industries

Energy-Related Carbon Emissions for the Paper Industry by Source, 1994. Electricity, natural gas, and coal account for most of the energy-related carbon emissions in the paper industry. Nearly half of the energy used in the paper industry is renewable, consisting of wood and paper byproducts (pulping liquor, wood chips, and bark). Renewable energy sources are not considered net emitters of carbon.
Emissions for the Paper Industry by Source

[Energy-Related Carbon Emissions in Manufacturing]

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