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.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Oregon: Forecast & Goals
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
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
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
For the residential and commercial sectors, electricity is the greatest contributor of greenhouse gases. Residential electricity use is higher than commercial.