In 2022, total U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were about 4,941 million metric tons.
|Residential||Commercial||Industrial||Transportation||Electric power||Source total|
|Sector total|| 931||803||1,360||1,848||1,542||4,941|
|1 Emissions from combustion of waste materials derived from petroleum and emissions from some types of geothermal power plants.|
2 Electricity-related CO2 emissions are based on electric power sector electricity sales to the other sectors and the emissions associated with the generation of that electricity. The electric power sector emissions are not included in the source total emissions for all sectors to avoid double counting.
Data source: Monthly Energy Review, November 2023
Note: Sum of data in columns and rows may not equal the totals because of independent rounding.
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Monthly Energy Review, Environment, Tables 11.1 through 11.6 contain the most recent estimates of monthly and annual U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions by sector and energy source.
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Last updated: November 29, 2023, with data available at the time of update.