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Oregon Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data
1990-2012 Greenhouse gas emissions
 
Oregon’s updated in-boundary inventory tracks greenhouse gas emissions that occur within Oregon’s borders from 1990 through 2012. This comprehensive inventory allows Oregon to evaluate progress toward meeting emissions reduction goals. The latest data show a gradual decline in Oregon’s total emissions starting in 2008, although the decline is modest and not exhibited in all sectors.
 
Included in this inventory are emissions from the agriculture, industrial, residential, commercial and transportation sectors. This includes emissions associated with the generation of electricity used in Oregon, regardless of where that electricity was produced.
 
DEQ’s mandatory greenhouse gas reporting program was the primary source of data used to update the inventory for 2010-2012. For emissions associated with activities not reported through the program and for historic inventory values, DEQ used model outputs from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s State Inventory Tool (SIT) and other estimates generated by DEQ.
 
 
The data
Data summarized below and available for download is represented in million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e). DEQ calculated the data using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report’s 100-year horizon global warming potentials.
 
 
Oregon’s total greenhouse gas emissions 1990 through 2012 (million MTCO2e)
1990-56.94, 1999 - 72.53, 2012 - 60.94

Total greenhouse gas emissions by sector (Million MTCO2e)
 
Year
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010
2011
2012
Transportation
20.9
22.5
24.2
24.7
22.9
22.5
23.9
Electricity use
16.6
21.2
23.3
22.8
20.1
18.7
17.9
Natural gas use
5.0
6.5
7.7
7.4
6.8
7.5
6.0
Residential & Commercial
3.8
3.5
3.8
3.9
4.3
4.2
3.8
Industrial
5.3
5.7
6.0
4.0
3.5
3.9
3.8
Agriculture
5.2
5.7
5.6
6.0
5.7
5.8
5.4
Total Emissions
56.8
65.1
70.7
68.8
63.1
62.6
60.8
 
 
 
Total greenhouse gas emissions by sector 1990-2012 (Million MTCO2e)




2012 sector share of total emissions


2012 percent of total emissions by greenhouse gas


 
2010 Inventory and report
 
Read the full report
 
Oregon’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting program
Oregon’s greenhouse gas reporting program collects annual emissions data from certain facilities, fuel importers, electricity and natural gas suppliers, and landfills. Data collected in the program improves the accuracy and our understanding of Oregon’s emissions.
For additional information please contact the greenhouse gas reporting program at GHGReport@deq.state.or.us
 
 
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