Figure 2 - U.S. Greenhouse Gas Intensity of the U.S. Economy

Figure 2 - U.S. Greenhouse Gas Intensity of the U.S. Economy

(Mtce emissions/million 1996 $ of GDP)

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Year Greehouse Gas Intensity
1980 319
1981 306
1982 298
1983 283
1984 278
1985 269
1986 260
1987 259
1988 258
1989 252
1990 250
1991 249
1992 246
1993 244
1994 239
1995 235
1996 232
1997 225
1998 216
1999 210
2000 207

KEY: GDP = gross domestic product; mtce = metric tons of carbon equivalent.

SOURCES: GHG data-U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2000, table ES-2, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/, as of May 2002.

GDP data-U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Accounts Data, available at http://www.bea.gov/bea/dn1.htm, as of May 2002.