6-2 U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use: 1985-2006

6-2 U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use: 1985-2006

Million metric tons of carbon

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Year Residential Commercial Industrial Transportation
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 260 213 458 427
1991 264 213 448 422
1992 264 213 470 428
1993 280 220 465 434
1994 278 224 473 445
1995 281 229 472 454
1996 297 238 486 466
1997 295 250 491 471
1998 297 255 486 481
1999 303 259 483 494
2000 320 274 485 506
2001 316 276 465 500
2002 324 275 459 510
2003 331 278 460 512
2004 331 282 473 529
2005 339 288 461 536
2006 326 285 455 536

Notes: 2006 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. 1990-2006-USDOE, EIA, U.S. Carbon Dioxide from Energy Sources 2007 Flash Estimate, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/flash/flash.html as of September 2007.