List of U.S. states by carbon dioxide emissions

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This is a list of U.S. states by carbon dioxide emissions due to human activity. The data presented below from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Energy Information Administration corresponds to emissions in 2011.[1]

CO2 emission per capita per year per state (2011 data).

Table[edit]

Rank Jurisdiction Annual CO2 emissions
(in millions of metric tons)[2]
Percentage
of total
emissions
Population
(population in 2011)[3]
Percentage
of total
population
CO2 emissions
per capita

(in metric tons)
- States Total 5,384 100.00% 311,587,816 100.00% 17.28
01 Texas 656 12.18% 25,631,778 8.23% 25.59
02 California 364 6.42% 37,683,933 12.09% 9.18
03 Pennsylvania 245 4.55% 12,743,948 4.09% 19.22
04 Ohio 233 4.33% 11,541,007 3.70% 20.19
05 Florida 227 4.22% 19,082,262 6.12% 11.90
06 Illinois 225 4.18% 12,859,752 4.13% 17.50
07 Louisiana 223 4.14% 4,574,766 1.47% 48.75
08 Indiana 207 3.84% 6,516,353 2.09% 31.77
09 New York 158 2.93% 19,501,616 6.26% 8.10
10 Michigan 157 2.92% 9,876,801 3.17% 15.90
11 Georgia 154 2.86% 9,812,460 3.15% 15.69
12 Kentucky 148 2.75% 4,366,814 1.40% 33.89
13 Missouri 133 2.47% 6,008,984 1.93% 22.56
14 Alabama 129 2.40% 4,803,689 1.54% 26.85
15 North Carolina 123 2.28% 9,651,103 3.10% 12.74
16 New Jersey 110 2.04% 8,834,773 2.84% 12.45
17 Oklahoma 107 1.99% 3,784,163 1.21% 28.28
18 Tennessee 103 1.91% 6,399,787 2.05% 16.09
19 Virginia 97 1.80% 8,104,384 2.60% 11.97
20 Wisconsin 96 1.78% 5,709,843 1.83% 16.81
21 West Virginia 96 1.78% 1,854,908 0.60% 51.75
22 Arizona 92 1.70% 6,467,315 2.08% 14.23
23 Minnesota 91 1.69% 5,347,299 1.72% 17.02
24 Colorado 91 1.69% 5,116,302 1.64% 17.98
25 Iowa 84 1.59% 3,064,097 0.98% 28.53
26 South Carolina 78 1.46% 4,673,348 1.50% 17.16
27 Kansas 73 1.32% 2,870,386 0.92% 25.21
28 Washington 69 1.29% 6,823,267 2.19% 10.38
29 Arkansas 67 1.24% 2,938,582 0.94% 22.80
30 Massachusetts 66 1.23% 6,607,003 2.12% 9.99
31 Maryland 64 1.19% 5,839,572 1.87% 10.96
32 Utah 64 1.19% 2,814,347 0.90% 22.74
33 Wyoming 64 1.19% 567,356 0.18% 112.80
34 Mississippi 60 1.11% 2,977,457 0.96% 20.56
35 New Mexico 57 1.03% 2,078,674 0.67% 27.23
36 North Dakota 54 0.92% 684,740 0.22% 73.51
37 Nebraska 52 0.95% 1,842,234 0.59% 28.37
38 Alaska 38 0.69% 723,860 0.23% 52.71
39 Oregon 36 0.68% 3,868,229 1.24% 9.63
40 Connecticut 33 0.64% 3,586,717 1.15% 9.84
41 Nevada 33 0.62% 2,720,028 0.87% 12.44
42 Montana 32 0.58% 997,667 0.32% 31.98
43 Hawaii 19 0.35% 1,378,129 0.44% 14.01
44 Maine 18 0.32% 1,328,544 0.43% 13.27
45 New Hampshire 16 0.30% 1,317,807 0.42% 12.46
46 Idaho 16 0.29% 1,583,744 0.51% 10.12
47 South Dakota 14 0.27% 823,593 0.26% 17.92
48 Delaware 12 0.24% 908,137 0.29% 14.44
49 Rhode Island 11 0.20% 1,050,646 0.34% 10.51
50 Vermont 6 0.11% 626,592 0.20% 9.42
51 District of Columbia 3 0.06% 619,020 0.20% 5.12

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Notes[edit]

  • The 'States Total' value represents the sum of CO2 emissions from the 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia. This value differs from total U.S. CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion reported in the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks. The U.S. inventory value is larger because it includes emissions from U.S. territories and protectorates; it also uses a different approach for estimating emissions from non-energy uses of fossil fuels (which are not included in the combustion-related values shown in this table).
  • Nationally, CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion represented the largest source (79%) of total GWP–weighted emissions from all emission sources in 2011.[1] Similarly, CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions within a state.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "State Energy CO2 Emissions". US Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "State CO2 Emissions". US Energy Information Administration. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates: Vintage 2011: National Tables". Census.gov. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 

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