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United States of America Fuel CO2 Emissions

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Trends

Fossil-fuel emissions of CO2 from unified Germany rose 3.2% in 1996 to 235 million metric tons of carbon. This continues a recent increasing trend that has prevailed since 1994. The 1996 per capita emission estimate of 2.87 metric tons of carbon is comparable to mid-1950s levels. Although the largest fraction of emissions (41%) is from burning of solid fuels, the use of coal has been in general decline since 1950, at which time 96.8% of the total emissions were from coal burning. Natural gas burning first contributed over 1% in 1968 and is now 19% of the total. The year 1991 marked the first year that the United Nations published energy statistics for unified Germany. Through 1990 statistics were still published for the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) and Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). We have combined the statistics here to generate a continuous time series for unified Germany.


CITE AS: Marland, G., T.A. Boden, R. J. Andres. 2000. Global, Regional, and National CO2 Emissions. In Trends: A Compendium of Data on Global Change. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tenn., U.S.A.