GHG emissions from large facilities in the US
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released data on greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution trends and emissions broken down by industrial sector, geographic region and individual facilities. In 2013, reported emissions from large industrial facilities were 20 million metric tons (0.6%) higher than in 2012, driven largely by an increase in coal use for power generation.
Over 8,000 large emitters reported direct GHG emissions in 2013, representing approximately 50 per cent of total US emissions. Power plants remained the largest emission source, emitting over 2 billion metric tons of CO2, roughly 32 per cent of total national GHG pollution.