Figure 16 U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use: 1980-2002

Figure 16 U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use: 1980-2002

Million metric tons of carbon

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Year Residential Commercial Industrial Transportation
1980 248 178 485 378
1981 240 178 464 374
1982 238 178 408 366
1983 236 180 399 367
1984 241 189 436 379
1985 246 190 425 384
1986 244 190 412 399
1987 251 197 427 411
1988 265 208 448 427
1989 268 210 450 433
1990 256 211 456 431
1991 262 210 440 424
1992 261 211 463 431
1993 278 218 460 436
1994 275 222 468 449
1995 278 227 466 457
1996 295 235 480 469
1997 293 247 485 473
1998 294 252 479 481
1999 300 256 473 495
2000 308 276 481 507
2001 315 276 448 512
2002 324 279 450 519

Notes: One ton of carbon equals 3.667 tons of carbon dioxide gas. Electric utility emissions are distributed across sectors. 1990 and 1992-2001 data are revised from previous editions. 2002 data are preliminary.

Sources: 1980-1989-U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), Energy Information Administration (EIA), Appendix E, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/gg02rpt/appendixes.html. 1990-2002-USDOE, EIA, U.S. Carbon Dioxide from Energy Sources 2001 Flash Estimate, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/flash/flash.html, as of September 2003.