List of U.S. states by carbon dioxide emissions

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

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 2014.[1] Interactive bar charts (showing state rankings for total and per-capita emissions) and interactive maps (for both total emissions and per capita emissions) for the 2014 data are available on Tableau Public.

Table[edit]

Rank Jurisdiction Annual CO2 emissions
(in millions of metric tons)[2]
Percentage
of total
emissions
Population
(population estimate in 2014)[3]
Percentage
of total
population
CO2 emissions
per capita

(in metric tons)
- States Total 5,434 100.00% 318,857,056 100.00% 17.04
1  Texas 709 13.04% 26,956,958 8.45% 26.29
2  California 359 6.61% 38,802,500 12.17% 9.26
3  Pennsylvania 242 4.46% 12,787,209 4.01% 18.94
4  Illinois 233 4.29% 12,880,580 4.04% 18.12
5  Ohio 229 4.21% 11,594,163 3.64% 19.75
6  Florida 227 4.18% 19,893,297 6.24% 11.41
7  Louisiana 207 3.81% 4,649,676 1.46% 44.50
8  Indiana 203 3.74% 6,596,855 2.07% 30.81
9  New York 170 3.13% 19,746,227 6.19% 8.61
10  Michigan 162 2.97% 9,909,877 3.11% 16.31
11  Georgia 139 2.56% 10,097,343 3.17% 13.76
12  Kentucky 138 2.53% 4,413,457 1.38% 31.19
13  Missouri 131 2.42% 6,063,589 1.90% 21.66
14  North Carolina 126 2.31% 9,943,964 3.12% 12.64
15  Alabama 121 2.24% 4,849,377 1.52% 25.05
16  Oklahoma 114 2.10% 8,938,175 2.80% 12.78
17  New Jersey 104 1.92% 3,878,051 1.22% 26.92
18  Tennessee 103 1.90% 8,326,289 2.61% 12.42
19  Virginia 103 1.89% 6,549,352 2.05% 15.69
20  Wisconsin 101 1.85% 5,757,564 1.81% 17.47
21  West Virginia 97 1.79% 1,850,326 0.58% 52.47
22  Minnesota 94 1.73% 5,457,173 1.71% 17.24
23  Colorado 93 1.71% 6,731,484 2.11% 13.79
24  Arizona 91 1.67% 5,355,866 1.68% 16.95
25  Iowa 83 1.53% 3,107,126 0.97% 26.78
26  Washington 74 1.37% 4,832,482 1.52% 15.39
27  South Carolina 73 1.35% 7,061,530 2.21% 10.40
28  Kansas 70 1.28% 2,904,021 0.91% 23.97
29  Arkansas 69 1.26% 2,966,369 0.93% 23.13
30  Wyoming 65 1.20% 584,153 0.18% 111.55
31  Utah 64 1.19% 2,942,902 0.92% 21.90
32  Massachusetts 64 1.18% 6,745,408 2.12% 9.49
33  Mississippi 64 1.17% 2,994,079 0.94% 21.28
34  Maryland 62 1.14% 5,976,407 1.87% 10.38
35   North Dakota 55 1.02% 739,482 0.23% 74.81
36  Nebraska 52 0.95% 1,881,503 0.59% 27.51
37  New Mexico 50 0.92% 2,085,572 0.65% 24.07
38  Oregon 38 0.70% 3,970,239 1.25% 9.56
39  Nevada 37 0.68% 2,839,099 0.89% 13.02
40  Connecticut 35 0.65% 3,596,677 1.13% 9.77
41  Alaska 35 0.64% 736,732 0.23% 47.17
42  Montana 32 0.59% 1,023,579 0.32% 31.51
43  Hawaii 18 0.33% 1,419,561 0.45% 12.82
44  Maine 17 0.31% 1,330,089 0.42% 12.52
45  Idaho 17 0.31% 1,634,464 0.51% 10.18
46  South Dakota 15 0.28% 853,175 0.27% 17.91
47  New Hampshire 15 0.27% 1,326,813 0.42% 11.25
48  Delaware 13 0.25% 935,614 0.29% 14.24
49  Rhode Island 11 0.20% 1,055,173 0.33% 10.08
50  Vermont 6 0.11% 626,562 0.20% 9.38
51  District of Columbia 3 0.06% 658,893 0.21% 4.55

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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 (76%) of total GWP–weighted emissions from all emission sources in 2014.[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 "U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report: 1990-2014". US Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "State Energy CO2 Emissions". US Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates: State Totals: Vintage 2014". Census.gov. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 

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