For the top 10 US state emitters, shown in this graph, the results are varied.
This CAIT 2.0 project graph reveals 2010 data of power plant capacity by initial year of operation.
Cutting power sector emissions is not new at the state level. According to the 2011 U.S. data available through CAIT 2.0, 42 states reduced their emissions relative to 2005, the baseline used in the U.S. GHG reduction pledge.
The power sector comprises the largest share of U.S. GHG emissions, contributing nearly one-third of all emissions from all sectors.
The CAIT 2.0 U.S. data, together with data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), show the historic trend of power sector CO2 emissions. Between 1973 and 2005, U.S.
The emissions landscape within states can be diverse. This graph shows the percentage of state GHG emissions that come from the power sector (in blue).
Annex I country-reported greenhouse gas emissions to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
This data collection focuses on the solar PV and wind industries in China, Germany, India, Japan, and the United States (U.S.).
The CAIT 2.0 U.S. State GHG emissions collection applies a consistent methodology to create a six-gas, multi-sector, and comparable data set for all U.S. states. CAIT 2.0 enables data analysis by allowing users to quickly narrow down by year, gas, state, and sector.