Vermont Greenhouse Gas InventoryBack
Vermont Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trajectory
Vermont's greenhouse gas emission would have to decrease from 8.1 million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) to 4.1 MMTCO2e to meet goal of 50% below 1990 emission levels by 2028.
Vermont Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
From 1990 to 2012 Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions essentially stayed the same— a little over 8 million metric tons. Vermont’s emissions are equal to 0.1% of total U.S. emissions. Transportation accounts for the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions (about 45%). Agricultural activities in Vermont—enteric fermentation (cow digestion), manure management, and agricultural soils—accounted for about 10% of total emissions in 2012. Vermont statute called for a 25% reduction of 1990 emissions by 2012. This goal was not met.