Figure 13 U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use: 1985-2004

Figure 13 U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use: 1985-2004

Million metric tons of carbon

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Year Residential Commercial Industrial Transport-ation
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 259 212 461 428
1991 264 213 448 422
1992 264 213 470 428
1993 280 220 465 434
1994 278 224 473 445
1995 280 228 472 453
1996 296 237 487 465
1997 294 248 491 470
1998 295 253 486 479
1999 302 257 483 493
2000 320 275 485 503
2001 318 280 462 501
2002 325 278 455 509
2003 331 278 460 512
2004 331 279 468 530

Notes: 2000-2003 data are revised from previous editions. 2004 data are preliminary.

One ton of carbon equals 3.667 tons of carbon dioxide gas. Electric utility emissions are distributed across sectors.

Sources: 1985-1989-U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), Energy Information Administration (EIA), Emissions of Greenhouse Gasses in the United State, appendix E, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/gg02rpt/appendixes.html, as of December 2005. 1990-2004-USDOE, EIA, U.S. Carbon Dioxide from Energy Sources 2005 Flash Estimate, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/flash/flash.html, as of June 2005.