Annual Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the United States
UNDERSTANDING THE MAP
Through the Green House Gas Reporting System (GHGRP), the United States Environmental Protection Agency collects reports from facilities that directly emit CO2 into the atmosphere. These are often large sources like cement plants, power plants, and industrial manufacturing like electronics, pulp and paper, minerals, metals and waste to name a few. These plants supply our cars, building products, batteries, appliances and by-products that get used in even more manufacturing of goods like clothing, outdoor gear and products for homes, hospitals and more. The circles represent the output from these facilities. The larger the circle, the greater the annual output – and also the biggest opportunity we have to capture carbon.