6-2 U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use: 1985-2008

6-2 U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use: 1985-2008

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Million metric tons of carbon

Year RResidential RCommercial RIndustrial RTransportation
1985 246 190 425 384
1986 244 190 412 399
1987 251 197 423 411
1988 265 208 444 428
1989 268 210 446 433
1990 261 214 459 432
1991 265 214 447 426
1992 266 215 468 431
1993 282 222 465 439
1994 280 226 473 450
1995 282 230 473 459
1996 298 239 488 471
1997 296 251 495 476
1998 298 256 488 485
1999 304 260 482 499
2000 321 276 486 511
2001 318 278 467 505
2002 326 277 467 516
2003 334 280 468 517
2004 333 284 475 534
2005 342 289 456 542
2006 323 282 450 549
2007 337 292 447 551
2008 333 293 433 523

Key: R = Revised.

Notes: 2008 data are preliminary. One ton of carbon equals 3.667 tons of carbon dioxide gas. Electric utility emissions are distributed across sectors. All data are revised from 1987 to 2007.

Sources: 1985-1986-U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), Energy Information Administration (EIA), Emissions of Greenhouse Gasses in the United States, Appendix E, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/1605aold.html as of December 2005. 1987-1989, U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), Energy Information Administration (EIA), Emissions of Greenhouse Gasses in the United States, table 5, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/1605aold.html as of October 2009. 1990-2008-USDOE, EIA, U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Source 2008 Flash Estimate, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/flash/flash.html as of October 2009.