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GreenHouse Gas Produced to make Electricity

This table shows the amount of greenhouse gases that is produced to make electricity in each state or province. Locations that use mostly coal fired generators have large greenhouse gas production numbers compared to states/provinces that use more hydro (dams) or nuclear generators.

Region/State CO2 Emission Factors CH4 N2O
lbs/kWh short tons/MWh metric tons/MWh lbs/MWh lbs/MWh
New England 0.98 0.491 0.446 0.0207 0.0146
          Connecticut 0.94 0.471 0.427 0.0174 0.0120
          Maine 0.85 0.426 0.386 0.0565 0.0270
          Massachusetts 1.28 0.639 0.579 0.0174 0.0159
          New Hampshire 0.68 0.341 0.310 0.0172 0.0141
          Rhode Island 1.05 0.526 0.477 0.0068 0.0047
          Vermont 0.03 0.014 0.013 0.0096 0.0039
Mid Atlantic 1.04 0.520 0.471 0.0093 0.0145
          New Jersey 0.71 0.353 0.320 0.0077 0.0079
          New York 0.86 0.429 0.389 0.0081 0.0089
          Pennsylvania 1.26 0.632 0.574 0.0107 0.0203
East-North Central 1.63 0.815 0.740 0.0123 0.0257
          Illinois 1.16 0.582 0.528 0.0082 0.0180
          Indiana 2.08 1.038 0.942 0.0143 0.0323
          Michigan 1.58 0.790 0.717 0.0146 0.0250
          Ohio 1.80 0.900 0.817 0.0130 0.0288
          Wisconsin 1.64 0.821 0.745 0.0138 0.0260
West-North Central 1.73 0.864 0.784 0.0127 0.0269
          Iowa 1.88 0.941 0.854 0.0138 0.0298
          Kansas 1.68 0.842 0.764 0.0112 0.0254
          Minnesota 1.52 0.762 0.691 0.0157 0.0247
          Missouri 1.84 0.920 0.835 0.0126 0.0288
          Nebraska 1.40 0.700 0.635 0.0095 0.0219
          North Dakota 2.24 1.121 1.017 0.0147 0.0339
          South Dakota 0.80 0.399 0.362 0.0053 0.0121
South Atlantic 1.35 0.674 0.612 0.0127 0.0207
          Delaware 1.83 0.915 0.830 0.0123 0.0227
          Florida 1.39 0.697 0.632 0.0150 0.0180
          Georgia 1.37 0.683 0.619 0.0129 0.0226
          Maryland (*) 1.37 0.683 0.620 0.0118 0.0206
          North Carolina 1.24 0.621 0.563 0.0105 0.0203
          South Carolina 0.83 0.417 0.378 0.0091 0.0145
          Virginia 1.16 0.582 0.528 0.0137 0.0192
          West Virginia 1.98 0.988 0.897 0.0137 0.0316
East-South Central 1.49 0.746 0.677 0.0128 0.0240
          Alabama 1.31 0.656 0.595 0.0137 0.0223
          Kentucky 2.01 1.004 0.911 0.0140 0.0321
          Mississippi 1.29 0.647 0.587 0.0132 0.0165
          Tennessee 1.30 0.648 0.588 0.0105 0.0212
West-South Central 1.43 0.714 0.648 0.0087 0.0153
          Arkansas 1.29 0.643 0.584 0.0125 0.0203
          Louisiana 1.18 0.589 0.534 0.0094 0.0112
          Oklahoma 1.72 0.861 0.781 0.0110 0.0223
          Texas 1.46 0.732 0.664 0.0077 0.0146
Mountain 1.56 0.781 0.709 0.0108 0.0236
          Arizona 1.05 0.525 0.476 0.0068 0.0154
          Colorado 1.93 0.963 0.873 0.0127 0.0289
          Idaho 0.03 0.014 0.013 0.0080 0.0033
          Montana 1.43 0.717 0.650 0.0108 0.0227
          Nevada 1.52 0.759 0.688 0.0090 0.0195
          New Mexico 2.02 1.009 0.915 0.0131 0.0296
          Utah 1.93 0.967 0.878 0.0134 0.0308
          Wyoming 2.15 1.073 0.973 0.0147 0.0338
Pacific Contiguous 0.45 0.224 0.203 0.0053 0.0037
          California 0.61 0.303 0.275 0.0067 0.0037
          Oregon 0.28 0.141 0.127 0.0033 0.0034
          Washington 0.25 0.123 0.111 0.0037 0.0040
Pacific Non-contiguous 1.56 0.780 0.707 0.0161 0.0149
          Alaska 1.38 0.690 0.626 0.0068 0.0089
          Hawaii 1.66 0.831 0.754 0.0214 0.0183
U.S. Average 1.34 0.668 0.606 0.0111 0.0192
           
Alberta 0.447        
British Columbia 0.014        
Manitoba 0.008        
New Brunswick 0.026        
NWT/Nunavut 0.091        
Nova Scotia 0.416        
Ontario 0.138        
Prince Edward Island 0.327        
Quebec 0.004        
Saskatchewan 0.404        
Yukon 0.348        
           
Canadian Average 0.099        

*Includes the District of Columbia

Source: Energy Information Administration, Updated State-and Regional-level Greenhouse Gas Emission Factors for Electricity (March 2002), http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oiaf/1605/cdrom/pdf/e-supdoc.pdf.

All numbers are for the year 2002.


 

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