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Vermont's Emissions

 

In 2012, Vermont’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were approximately 8.27 million metric tons, 2% higher than the 1990 baseline.

Latest report : Vermont Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update 1990-2012 (June 2015)

Emissions by Sector:

  • Transportation : 45%
  • Residential / Commercial / Industrial fuel use : 27%
  • Electricity Consumption : 11%
  • Agriculture : 10%
  • Other Industrial Processes : 4%
  • Waste/Landfills : 3%

Projections for 2013, 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.

Previous Vermont Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Reports:

     Vermont Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update 1990 - 2011 (December 2013)

     Vermont Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update 1990 - 2009 (November 2012; Revised April 2013)

     Vermont Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update 1990 - 2008 (September 2010)

     Vermont Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Reference Case Projections 1990-2030 (September 2007)

 

 

 
 
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