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Vermont Greenhouse Gas Inventory

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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.