U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
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What are the energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by source and sector for the United States?
Energy-related CO2 emissions by source and sector for the United States, 20121
(Million Metric Tons)
|Sources||Residential||Commercial||Industrial||Transportation||Electric Power||Source Total|
Total energy-related CO2 emissions equal 5,290 million metric tons in 2012.
1source: Monthly Energy Review (April 2013); preliminary 2012 data.
2Miscellaneous wastes and from geothermal power generation.
3Electricity-related CO2 emissions based on electricity use for each sector and electric power emissions.
Last updated: August 7, 2013
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