U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
What are U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions by source and sector?
Total U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were 5,271 million metric tons in 2015.
|Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by source and sector for the United States, 2015 (million metric tons)|
|Residential||Commercial||Industrial||Transportation||Electric power||Source total|
1 Emissions from combustion of waste materials derived from petroleum and from some types of geothermal power plants.
2 Electricity-related CO2 emissions based on electricity use for each sector and electric power emissions.
Sum of columns and rows may not equal the totals because of independent rounding.
Source: Monthly Energy Review (March 2016); preliminary data
Energy Explained: Where Greenhouse Gases Come From
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Historical and most recent available U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions by source and sector
Last updated: April 4, 2016
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