In 2009, Vermont’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were approximately 8.4 million metric tons. This represents a 3% increase from 1990 levels, but an 11% reduction from 2005 levels.
- 46% of those emissions were from transportation
- 32% of those emissions were from residential / commercial / industrial fuel use
- 10% were from agriculture
- 5% were from electricity consumption
- 4% were from various industrial processes
- 3% were from waste in landfills
Projections for 2010 and 2011, based on transportation and residential/commercial/industrial fuel use, show the state's GHG emissions remaining relatively constant.
|MMTCO2e = Million Metric Tons Carbon Dioxide (CO2) equivalent
Vermont’s future GHG emissions reduction goals can only be met if we implement measures that significantly reduce our demand for energy, and change the ways in which we generate it. See Vermont Initiatives and What Can I Do? for more information.
Vermont Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Reports
1990 - 2009 (November 2012; Revised April 2013)
1990 - 2008 (September 2010)
Vermont Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Reference Case Projections 1990-2030 (September 2007)