U.S. power plants' GHG emissions 2011-2018

This statistic displays the amount of direct greenhouse gas emissions released by power plant facilities in the United States from 2011 to 2018. In 2018, power plant facilities emitted some 1.8 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Amount of greenhouse gas emissions released by power plants in the U.S. from 2011 to 2018 (in million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent)*

Emissions in million metric tons of CO2 equivalent
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United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* These figures provide facility level data for large sources of direct GHG emissions, thus, including the majority of the country's emissions.

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