Figure 6-2 U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use: 1985-2005

Figure 6-2 U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use: 1985-2005

Million metric tons of carbon

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Figure 6-2. U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use: 1985–2005. 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: 2005 data are preliminary.

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

Sources: 1980-1989-U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), Energy Information Administration (EIA), Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States, Appendix E, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov, 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/, as of June 2006.