Figure 15 U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use: 1980-2003

Figure 15 U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use: 1980-2003

Million metric tons of carbon

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 Figure 15: U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use: 1980-2003. If you are a user with disability and cannot view this image, use the table version. If you need further assistance, call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov.

Notes: One ton of carbon equals 3.667 tons of carbon dioxide gas. Electric utility emissions are distributed across sectors.
1990–2002 data are revised from previous editions. 2003 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/ggrpt/index.html, as of November 2004.
1990–2003—USDOE, EIA, U.S. Carbon Dioxide from Energy Sources 2003 Flash Estimate, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/flash/flash.html, as of June 2004.