Greenhouse gas emissions overview

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In this EcoWest.org presentation, we examine how Western states compare in their emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

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Greenhouse gas emissions overview

  1. 1. Greenhouse gases: how doWestern states compare? 1/24/2013
  2. 2. Sectors and sources for U.S. GHG emissions 1/24/2013 2
  3. 3. GHG trends by sector United States Western States Electricity Generation Transportation Industrial Residential Commercial Fugitive Emissions 8000 1400 7000 1200 6000 1000 5000 MMTCO2EMMTCO2E 800 4000 3000 600 2000 400 1000 200 0 1990 1995 2000 2005 2006 2009 0 1990 1995 2000 2005 2009 Source: World Resources Institute 1/24/2013 3
  4. 4. GHG emissions: California, the West, and the U.S.2800 California Total Western States Rest of US1800MMTCO2E 800 Land Sinks -200 Power Transport Residential Commercial Industrial Fugitive Industrial Agriculture Waste Plants Gasses-1200 Source: World Resources Institute 1/24/2013 4
  5. 5. Western states’ GHG emissions: 2008 Electricity generation Transportation Fugitive emissions Residential Industrial processes Commercial Agriculture Circle sizes show states’ relative emissions Industrial Waste Source: World Resources Institute 1/24/2013 5
  6. 6. GHG emissions in 2008, adjusted for land sinks Sink Non- Circle sizes show states’ sink relative emissions Source: World Resources Institute 1/24/2013 6
  7. 7. Download more slides and other libraries ecowest.org 1/24/2013 7

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