Energy in Oregon

​The Oregon Global Warming Commission​ submits a report to the Oregon Legislature every two years, publishing data on current greenhouse gas emissions, trends, and steps we need to take to reduce emissions. 
The data below is taken from the 2015 Oregon Global Warming Commission report . View data and trends, and learn more about what Oregon is doing to reduce emisssions​.


Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Oregon: Forecast & Goals
Oregon Greenhouse Gas Emissions Chart
The chart above shows emissions to date, the trajectory we need to reach our reduction goals, and our likely trajectory based on current trends and policies. 


Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector
Emissions by Sector Graph
The graph above shows that transportation is still the greatest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon, followed by the residential and commercial sectors. While the residential and commercial sectors are showing a decrease in emissions over the last few years, transportation continues to rise.


Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Transportation Sector by Fuel Type
Emissions from Transportation Sector by Fuel Type
Gasoline, followed by diesel and residuals, are the largest contributors of greenhouse gases among the transportation-related fuels. 


Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Residential & Commercial Sector by Fuel Type
Emissions by residential and commercial sectors
For the residential and commercial sectors, electricity is the greatest contributor of greenhouse gases. Residential electricity use is higher than commercial.