Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Units of metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from all emitters

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Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 41% (6,914,177 by 2030)

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YearValueMargin of Error
201911,680,761
202010,337,133
202112,645,178

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Units of metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from all direct emitters

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Greenhouse gases are essential to life on Earth and having the natural amount helps regulate the Earth’s temperature. Human activities, like how we get around and the buildings we live and work in, have increased the level of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in our atmosphere and have led to disruptions in the Earth’s climate. The increase in GHGs in the atmosphere leads to an increase in the number and the intensity of extreme weather events, the degradation of our air quality, and limits the amount of available drinking water in Texas. This data set does not reflect total U.S. GHG emissions. The data was reported to EPA by facilities as of 08/12/2022. EPA continues to quality assure data and plans to release updated data periodically. The GHGRP generally requires facilities that emit above 25,000 metric tons CO2e of GHGs to report their emissions. Therefore this data set does not reflect total U.S. emissions or total emissions from individual states. Roughly 50% of total U.S. emissions are reported by large emitting facilities subject to the GHGRP. Additional GHGs are reported by suppliers of fossil fuels and industrial gases. The total number of reporters shown may be less than the sum of the number of reporters in the selected source categories because some facilities fall within more than one source category.