2.4 : Residential Environmental Data




2.4.7 2009 Methane Emissions for U.S. Residential Buildings Energy Production, by Fuel Type
Fuel Type MMT CO2 Equivalent (1)
Petroleum 1.0
Natural Gas 38.8
Coal 0.0
Wood 2.6
Electricity (2) 51.6
Total 94.0
Note(s): 1) Sources of emissions include oil and gas production, processing, and distribution; coal mining; and utility and site combustion. Carbon Dioxide equivalent units are calculated by converting methane emissions to carbon dioxide emissions (methane's global warming potential is 23 times that of carbon dioxide). 2) Emissions of electricity generators attributable to the buildings sector.









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