October 16, 2021

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Chart shows US carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by demand sector. Decrease of US emissions in recent years is largely driven by the reduction in CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion.

It reflects a continued shift from coal to less carbon intensive natural gas and renewables in the electric power sector.


EPA. 2019. Inventory of Green House Gas Emissions and Sinks. https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/inventory-us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-and-sinks-1990-2019