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Table 11.2e Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Energy Consumption: Electric Power Sector, 1949-2011 (Million Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide )
Table 11.2e  Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Energy Consumption:  Electric Power Sector, 1949-2011
                         (Million Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide 1)



Year



Coal


Natural
Gas 3
 Petroleum

Geo-
thermal

Non-
Biomass
Waste 5



Total 2
Biomass 2
Distillate
Fuel Oil 4
Petroleum
Coke
Residual
Fuel Oil

Total

Wood 6

Waste 7

Total
1949 187 30 2 NA 30 33 NA NA 250 1 NA 1
1950 206 35 2 NA 35 37 NA NA 278 1 NA 1
1951 235 42 2 NA 29 31 NA NA 308 1 NA 1
1952 240 50 2 NA 31 33 NA NA 323 1 NA 1
1953 260 57 3 NA 38 40 NA NA 358 (s) NA (s)
1954 266 64 2 NA 31 33 NA NA 363 (s) NA (s)
1955 324 63 2 NA 35 37 NA NA 424 (s) NA (s)
1956 355 68 2 NA 33 36 NA NA 459 (s) NA (s)
1957 361 73 2 NA 37 39 NA NA 474 (s) NA (s)
1958 349 75 2 NA 36 38 NA NA 462 (s) NA (s)
1959 378 89 3 NA 41 43 NA NA 510 (s) NA (s)
1960 396 95 2 NA 42 43 NA NA 535 (s) NA (s)
1961 408 100 2 NA 42 44 NA NA 552 (s) NA (s)
1962 433 108 2 NA 42 44 NA NA 585 (s) NA (s)
1963 473 117 2 NA 44 46 NA NA 637 (s) NA (s)
1964 504 127 2 NA 48 50 NA NA 681 (s) NA (s)
1965 546 127 2 NA 55 57 NA NA 730 (s) NA (s)
1966 591 143 3 NA 67 69 NA NA 803 (s) NA (s)
1967 604 150 3 NA 76 79 NA NA 834 (s) NA (s)
1968 656 172 4 NA 89 93 NA NA 921 (s) NA (s)
1969 677 191 6 NA 117 123 NA NA 991 (s) NA (s)
1970 678 215 10 2 154 166 NA NA 1,059 (s) (s) (s)
1971 684 217 15 2 179 196 NA NA 1,098 (s) (s) (s)
1972 732 217 23 2 218 243 NA NA 1,192 (s) (s) (s)
1973 812 199 20 2 254 276 NA NA 1,286 (s) (s) (s)
1974 800 187 23 2 239 264 NA NA 1,251 (s) (s) (s)
1975 824 172 17 (s) 231 248 NA NA 1,244 (s) (s) (s)
1976 911 167 18 (s) 255 273 NA NA 1,351 (s) (s) (s)
1977 962 174 21 (s) 285 306 NA NA 1,442 (s) (s) (s)
1978 960 175 20 1 291 313 NA NA 1,448 (s) (s) (s)
1979 1,056 192 13 1 244 258 NA NA 1,505 (s) (s) (s)
1980 1,137 200 12 1 194 207 NA NA 1,544 (s) (s) (s)
1981 1,180 198 9 (s) 163 173 NA NA 1,551 (s) (s) (s)
1982 1,182 176 7 (s) 116 123 NA NA 1,481 (s) (s) (s)
1983 1,242 158 7 1 113 121 NA NA 1,521 (s) (s) (s)
1984 1,318 170 6 1 94 101 NA NA 1,588 (s) (s) 1
1985 1,367 166 6 1 79 86 NA NA 1,619 1 (s) 1
1986 1,357 142 6 1 107 114 NA NA 1,613 (s) (s) 1
1987 1,427 155 7 1 91 99 NA NA 1,680 1 (s) 1
1988 1,492 143 8 1 114 123 NA NA 1,758 1 (s) 1
1989 1,519 168 11 2 121 134 (s) 4 1,826 9 8 17
1990 1,548 176 7 3 92 102 (s) 6 1,831 12 11 23
1991 1,548 179 6 3 86 95 (s) 7 1,830 12 13 25
1992 1,570 186 5 5 69 79 (s) 8 1,843 13 15 28
1993 1,633 188 6 8 76 90 (s) 9 1,919 14 15 29
1994 1,639 211 9 7 68 84 (s) 9 1,944 14 16 30
1995 1,661 228 8 8 45 61 (s) 10 1,960 12 17 28
1996 1,752 205 8 8 50 66 (s) 10 2,033 13 17 30
1997 1,797 219 8 10 56 75 (s) 10 2,101 13 17 30
1998 1,828 248 10 13 82 105 (s) 10 2,192 13 17 30
1999 1,836 260 10 11 76 97 (s) 10 2,204 13 17 30
2000 1,927 281 13 10 69 91 (s) 10 2,310 13 17 29
2001 1,870 290 12 11 79 102 (s) 11 2,273 12 19 31
2002 1,890 306 9 18 52 79 (s) 13 2,288 14 21 35
2003 1,931 278 12 18 69 98 (s) 11 2,319 16 21 37
2004 1,943 297 8 23 69 100 (s) 11 2,352 15 20 36
2005 1,984 319 8 25 69 102 (s) 11 2,417 17 20 37
2006 1,954 338 5 22 28 56 (s) 12 2,359 17 21 38
2007 1,987 372 7 17 31 55 (s) 11 2,426 17 22 39
2008 1,959 362 5 16 19 40 (s) 12 2,374 17 23 40
2009 1,741 373 5 14 14 34 (s) 11 2,159 17 24 41
2010 1,828 399 6 15 12 33 (s) 11 2,271 18 R 24 R 42
2011P 1,718 411 5 14 7 25 (s) 11 2,166 16 24 41
1Metric tons of carbon dioxide can be converted to metric tons of carbon equivalent by multiplying by
12/44.
7Municipal solid waste from biogenic sources, landfill gas, sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, and
other biomass.
2Carbon dioxide emissions from biomass energy consumption are excluded from total emissions in this
table.  See Note, "Accounting for Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Biomass Energy Combustion," at end of
section.
R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  NA=Not available.  (s)=Less than 0.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.  
3Natural gas, excluding supplemental gaseous fuels. Notes:  -  Data are estimates for carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption.  -  See "Carbon
Dioxide" in Glossary.  -  Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
4Distillate fuel oil, excluding biodiesel. Web Pages:  -  See http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#environment for updated monthly and
annual data.  -  See http://www.eia.gov/environment/ for related information.
5Municipal solid waste from non-biogenic sources, and tire-derived fuels. Sources:  -  1949-1972-U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates based on data in
Annual Energy Review Tables 2.1f, 5.14c, and 10.2c.  -  1973 forward-EIA, Monthly Energy Review
(MER) (May 2012), Table 12.6 and MER data system calculations.
6Wood and wood-derived fuels.  
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)