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Title: Inventory of US greenhouse gas emissions and sinks: 1990-2004

Abstract

The document provides information on greenhouse gas sources and sinks and estimates of emissions and removals for the United States for 1990-2000 as well as the methods used to calculate these estimates and the uncertainties associated with them. Emissions are given by gas and source category, the latter groups being energy, industrial processes, solvent use, agriculture, land-use change and forestry, and waste. Annexes provide additional information on methodologies for estimating emissions from various sources, global warming potentials, ozone depleting substance emissions, sulphur dioxide emissions and IPCC reference approach for estimating CO{sub 2} emissions from fossil fuel combustion. The report found that US emissions rose by 15.8% from 1990 to 2004 and spiked almost 2% in 2004. CO{sub 2} makes up the bulk of GHGs, and most is released by energy producers, followed by transportation and industrial sources. However, EPA calculates that the country's global warming potential decreased because the economy grew. 7 annexes.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Atmospheric Programs
OSTI Identifier:
20772461
Report Number(s):
EPA-430-R-06-002
TRN: 000900175
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; CALCULATION METHODS; CARBON DIOXIDE; CARBON MONOXIDE; COMPILED DATA; GREENHOUSE GASES; INVENTORIES; METHANE; USA; CARBON SINKS; EMISSION; NITROUS OXIDE; FOSSIL FUELS; SECTORAL ANALYSIS; POLLUTION SOURCES; TRANSPORTATION SECTOR; INDUSTRY; AGRICULTURE; WASTES; FORESTRY; SULFUR FLUORIDES; WASTE STORAGE; CHEMICAL FEEDSTOCKS; COMBUSTION; ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY; LAND USE; COAL MINING; NATURAL GAS; MUNICIPAL WASTES; BIOMASS

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NONE. Inventory of US greenhouse gas emissions and sinks: 1990-2004. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
NONE. Inventory of US greenhouse gas emissions and sinks: 1990-2004. United States.
NONE. Sat . "Inventory of US greenhouse gas emissions and sinks: 1990-2004". United States. doi:.
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